• TN-China Network Blog


    TN-China Network in the News in 2015

      In 2015, TN-China Network (TNCN) was quoted and featured in articles and interviews by several media outlets, with highlights excerpted below. Click the links to read or listen.   Article: “Nonprofit Promotes Business Ties with China“ Knoxville Business Journal – December 7, 2015 While the rate of growth has slowed, global outbound investment from […]

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    AmCham China Business Climate Survey Expresses Optimism and Frustration

    The American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) released its 2016 Business Climate Survey on January 20, 2016. This annual survey is a must-read for anyone who wants to feel the pulse of American businesses in China. Below are some highlights from the survey press release linked above. Download the full survey report here […]

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    Tennessee Plans to Open New Investment Recruitment Office in China

    WPLN interviewed Tennessee State Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd about ECD’s plans to open multiple investment recruitment offices around the world, starting with one in Seoul, South Korea this year, and eventually adding one in northern Italy, one in southern Germany, and one or two in China. “Businesses in Italy or in […]

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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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    Upcoming Export/Import Trainings and China Events

    Several events related to exporting, importing, and China are coming up in the next few weeks. See below for descriptions of the events:   East Tennessee International Trade: Where Is Your Export Market? – Chattanooga, TN – September 3, 2015 Time: Thursday, September 3, 2015, 8:30am to 10:30am Location: INCubator Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee […]

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    Implications of China’s Draft Anti-Terrorism Law for Global Technology

    Scott Livingston writes about an important China policy development for technology companies to keep a close eye on. Check out his article entitled “The Implications of China’s Draft Anti-Terrorism Law for Global Technology” on the Privacy Tracker blog of the International Association of Privacy Professionals website. See below for a short excerpt: “Under the draft […]

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    Startups Thrive in Tennessee, Providing Opportunities for Investors from China

    In a May 2014 ranking by NerdWallet.com of the best US cities to start a business, two out of the top 10 cities were located in Tennessee – the only state to have more than one city in the ranking. Nashville ranked fifth and Memphis came in 10th. The study ranked cities according to accessibility […]

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    After China Trip, McVean Trading of Memphis Provides Update on Status of China’s Economy

    Chief Economist Michael Drury of McVean Trading & Investments, a commodities investment firm based out of Memphis, recently returned from one of his frequent trips to China during which he meets with business leaders, economists, academics, government officials, and others in cities across the country to get the inside view on China’s economy.   In […]

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    New Telemedicine Opinions Issued in China

    Thanks to Tracy Kane in Nashville for giving us a heads up about new regulations on telemedicine in China, including for foreign-based providers. In addition to having a strong hospital management industry, Tennessee has a growing medical IT sector that could tap into the burgeoning telemedicine market in China. Examples of Tennessee’s innovative medical IT […]

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    Tennessee Well Positioned to Benefit From Hospital Regulatory Changes in China

    The healthcare industry in China is booming as the population ages and the middle class continues to grow each year. With China’s ongoing economic restructuring, the regulatory landscape for foreign investment in the healthcare industry is also evolving. Most interestingly China recently announced two separate pilot programs for hospital reforms: one to allow establishment of […]

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