• TN-China Network Blog


    TNCN Holds Successful China Economic Update Happy Hour in Nashville

      On June 15, 2016, TN-China Network (TNCN) successfully held its first China Economic Update Happy Hour in Nashville with sponsors Z-Ben Advisors and Frost Brown Todd. Over 25 people participated in the event from a variety of industries, including banking, consulting, legal, education, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and tourism. The happy hour featured a short […]

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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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    A Trade Policy Must-Read: How a Tariff on Chinese Imports Would Ripple Through American Life

    The New York Times published an article on April 7, 2016, entitled “How a Tariff on Chinese Imports Would Ripple Through American Life“. This article should be required reading for anyone who considers imposing a high tariff on all Chinese imports to be a good idea for American trade policy. Below are some highlights: Shrinking […]

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    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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