Consulates in the Southeast usually limit their activities to the region, but a Nov. 8 manufacturing forum on India’s influence in the U.S., perhaps appropriately, roped in a nationwide slate of speakers. More than 80 local attendees came to hear about possible synergies between the “Make in India” campaign set up by Prime Minister Narendra […]
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James Laney, U.S. ambassador to South Korea (1993-96) and president of Emory University (1977-93), celebrated his 90th birthday Nov. 8 with dire warnings about the possible destruction of Seoul, South Korea‘s capital, and called for intensified negotiations with North Korea. One hundred fifty-plus well wishers attended the celebratory luncheon at the Blue House (Chung-Ki-Wa Catering […]
Georgia Tech brought quite the posse to its basketball game in Shanghai, a delegation of state officials who cheered from private box seats until an ill-fated three-pointer rimmed out, squelching the Yellow Jackets’ chance at an overtime victory. During the annual PAC-12 China game presented by e-commerce giant Alibaba, the university also encountered some star […]
Editor’s note: Trevor Williams is reporting this week from China. When Georgia Tech traveled to Ireland last fall for a football game against Boston College, only 85 players could suit up for the game. The team took over a hundred student athletes anyway — and had to help about 80 percent of them get passports […]
When Jim Hill committed to cleaning the water for a small town in northern Argentina, he had no clue how to get it done, but he was driven by the “why.” During an initial trip in 2004, he learned that some 6,000 people in the dusty outpost of San Antonio de los Cobres had been […]
China’s largest television manufacturer is reviving its push to become a brand leader in the U.S., intensifying its outreach from its base in metro Atlanta.
To Jim Hall, it was a harmless product sample. The Egyptian airport authorities didn’t see it the same way. The resulting misunderstanding cost the CEO of Atlanta-based Triatek a few hours as he passed through Cairo en route to a meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. At issue was one of Triatek’s airflow valves, a stainless steel […]
When Andal Balu was a young girl in southern India, chocolate was a luxury. If a friend or relative brought a Five Star bar home, the kids would split it into small pieces for a few blissful moments of sweetness. Approaching 30 years living in metro Atlanta, Ms. Balu still knows how to savor chocolate, […]
Hiroyuki Ishige was polite, but he didn’t mince words. The chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization, which promotes mutual trade between Japan and the rest of the world, had traveled to Atlanta from New York on Oct. 20 to deliver his remarks at a Japan-U.S. Investment Partnership Forum. Although he had plenty […]
Spitfire Studios never set out to become an international film house. Even from its outset 11 years ago, the company’s founders always had in view a future filled of feature-length movies. But Bollywood? That was something they never saw coming. “Essentially the viewers in India are tired of their own country, and because of globalization, […]