• TN-China Network Blog


    Build Your China Network Through Nashville’s Sister City Delegation Trip

      If you have ever considered opportunities in China, Sister City delegations offer an economical way to explore opportunities for partnership. May 8 – 16, Sister Cities of Nashville (SCN) will be hosting a trip to Taiyuan and Chengdu, China for an estimated $3,340.00, including flights, visa, hotel, meals and a native Chinese speaker who […]

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    China News Highlights from TNCN Social Media

    Below are links and highlights from recent articles on China trade and business. To get faster news updates, follow TNCN on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.   Free Trade Helps Tennessee Manufacturers Knoxville News Sentinel (KNS) – Jan. 25, 2017 – “According to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, Tennessee business exported $18.4 billion […]

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    Innovate Manufacturing Receives $20,000 Manufacturing Skills Grant

      On October 21, 2016, Innovate Manufacturing in Knoxville announced that they have been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Development Corporation of Knox County to ease the financial burden of relocating engineers and technicians from China to train Innovate’s Knoxville team. The announcement was made at Innovate’s one-year anniversary open house (photo above). According […]

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    DunAn Seeks Temporary Translator/Interpreter in Memphis

    DunAn Precision Manufacturing Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee, is seeking a temporary Mandarin-English translator/interpreter that can be available to work 8 to 9 hours a day, Monday through Friday. The position needs to be filled immediately and would last through October 15, 2016.  The translator/interpreter would be responsible for translating/interpreting between China vendors and American staff. […]

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    Job Openings at Chinese Companies in Tennessee

      Several Chinese companies in Tennessee are now hiring. Please read below for details of the positions.   East Tennessee Cirrus Aircraft – Knoxville/Alcoa The Cirrus Aircraft Corporation is an aircraft manufacturer that was founded in 1984. The company is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, United States, and is now owned by China Aviation Industry General […]

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    AmCham China Releases 2016 White Paper

    On April 15, 2016, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) released its most important annual policy document, the American Business in China White Paper. Written by Chamber members, this 18th edition of the White Paper analyzes and provides policy recommendations related to China’s business environment, focusing on 20 industries, 13 cross-sector issues, and […]

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    Innovate Manufacturing Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – Knoxville, Fri Oct 16

    Knoxville’s newest Chinese-invested company, Innovate Manufacturing Inc., is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new facility on Friday, October 16. Innovate Manufacturing is a Chinese-owned plastic injection molding manufacturer that established its US headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, this year. In August, the company announced a US $4.7 million investment for facility renovation and equipment purchases, […]

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    TNCN Discusses Chinese Investment in East TN in Knoxville News Sentinel Sunday

    TN-China Network’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Rowland, was interviewed by the Knoxville News Sentinel on Chinese investment in East Tennessee. The article was published Sunday. Below are excerpts: In East Tennessee, The TN China Network, which promotes business connections between the state and China, lists six projects resulting from Chinese investment. …. Tennessee offers a number […]

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    China as a Source of Tennessee Jobs

    China has long been blamed for stealing American manufacturing jobs. But in this globalized internet age, China can also help create American jobs – including jobs in Tennessee – through service exports and Chinese direct investment. The Wall Street Journal published an article in May detailing how the internet is connecting the growing Chinese middle […]

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