The ship has already sailed away on full political autonomy in Hong Kong, but that doesn’t mean the region’s best days are behind it, a key executive for one of the Asian hub’s top conglomerates said in Atlanta Friday. John R. Slosar, executive chairman of Swire Pacific Ltd., believes the so-called “handover” of the territory […]
China may not have the greenest of environmental records, but it has kept millions of tons of waste out of landfills by importing the world’s trash and putting it to good use. But starting next year, nations will have to find a new place to send their scrap paper, plastic, steel slag and other solid […]
It has been nearly 10 years since Delta Air Lines kicked off its nonstop service to Shanghai with a trade mission led by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue and a swanky banquet in the Chinese commercial center. Now, it seems the aviation stars have aligned once again for a route that was met with initial excitement but […]
Never exactly bashful in his prognostications, renowned marketing professor and global thinker Jagdish Sheth has come up with some particularly bold predictions for the way President Donald Trump’s administration will reshape the global economy.
When Xi Jinping touches down for his first official visit in Hong Kong his week, the city’s police force will be as busy as ever. Authorities are on high alert for potentially “embarrassing” protests as the Chinese president travels to mark the 20th anniversary of the territory’s return to China after more than a century of British rule. He’ll also […]
Editor’s note: President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately eject the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership wasn’t entirely unpredictable: He campaigned against what he called a “disastrous” deal and scored points by calling out his opponent Hillary Clinton’s past support for it as secretary of state. But for many Asia watchers, the unconventional politician’s rare fidelity to a campaign promise has […]
Stanley Kao‘s mid-June visit to Atlanta came at an inauspicious moment. Just before the Taiwanese top diplomat’s arrival, Panama dropped diplomatic ties with the island and switched relations to the People’s Republic of China, reducing the number of countries that officially recognize Taiwan to 20. China considers the island one of its provinces and won’t forge […]
At 350 million-plus, China has more middle-class consumers than the U.S. has people overall. That’s just one reason the Asian juggernaut has become too big for American companies to ignore, United Parcel Service Inc. CEO David Abney told an audience in Detroit Wednesday: Today, China represents one-third of total consumption in Asia. Over the next 20 years, that’s […]
A documentary on Chinese tea produced in partnership with the Kennesaw State University Confucius Institute has netted six Emmy awards for production achievement in the Southeast U.S.
Are you an Atlanta startup leader with a thriving business, or even a student with a well-designed business plan? China wants you for a two-week entrepreneurial exchange this summer. The World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Young Leaders are helping the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University recruit 35-and-under innovators for the July 2-15 program. Nine participants […]