When Barry Culbertson began traveling to southern China in the mid-1990s, motorcycle taxis were essential to his daily commute. At that point, the hotel nearest his new factory was remote enough in the Guangdong province that regular cabs didn’t service it. Each morning, he’d hop on the back of the bike with his Chinese partner (English name, Michael), an ambitious youngster who had left […]
After attending national conventions of U.S. political parties this year, Taiwan’s top representative here left with more questions than answers. Even after a nearly 40-year diplomatic career and two previous postings in Washington, Stanley Kao was dumbfounded by how he saw conventional wisdom being upended. “I thought I had been a good student of your political process, […]
President-elect Donald Trump’s war on trade could be short-lived but nonetheless would have long-term impacts for Georgia and the broader U.S. economy, Georgia State University economic forecaster Rajeev Dhawan said Wednesday after his latest gaze into the proverbial crystal ball.
“It’s complicated.” That’s how a prominent Chinese voice answered whether the country’s top leadership would’ve preferred Hillary Clinton win the U.S. presidential race. She’s more of a known quantity, and Chinese leaders, being “misled” by U.S. news reports, were more prepared to deal with her, said Zhou Zhixing, CEO of Beijing-based Consensus Media Group, said at an event organized by […]
Despite rhetoric on the campaign trail about the U.S. being “ripped off” in its trading relationships, the top American officials in charge of trade and commerce said Friday that trade rules are being enforced more stringently than ever. And beyond that, trade deals are a way to adjust global trading rules that can sometimes work to […]
Mainland Chinese nationals planning business or tourism travel to the United States after Nov 29 must enroll their visas in advance of their travel date with a new electronic registry to minimize the risk of delays, according to an alert from Fragomen Worldwide. The global immigration law firm, which has an Atlanta office, also says that […]
They’re already members of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Young Leaders program, so it’s not as though the travelers on this week’s China trip are closed off to new ideas or different cultures. Many have already been to other parts of the world, and some even hail from outside the U.S. But this crowd […]
Atlanta-based chicken-wing chain Hooters of America LLC is deepening its presence in the Taiwanese market with a five-store deal announced Oct. 3. The franchiser is partnering with Destination Resorts Co. Ltd. to open locations in major cities on the island of 23 million people. Hooters has had one restaurant in Taipei since 1997 with Owling Enterprises Pte. Ltd., but […]
China, here they come. Aventure Aviation, an aircraft spare parts supplier based in Peachtree City, now has the resources to crack into a huge market with $20,000 in prize money awarded through the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Sept. 20.
In officially announcing the Georgia’s largest Chinese investment to date, Gov. Nathan Deal also revealed that a factory heavy on automation will also create 1,000 jobs, many of them requiring highly skilled technicians. Qingdao, China-based Sentury Tire will spend $530 million on a factory that will incorporate robotics and other technologies as it seeks to churn out […]