AsiaEconomic Development

Korean Consul General Returns Home to Fill New Post

by Phil Bolton | July 31, 2014 He Beom Kim, who served as South Korea’s consul general for the Southeast since 201, has returned to his home country to assume his appointment as vice minister of culture, sports and tourism. More

Taiwan and Georgia Should Boost Trade, Share Expertise

by Huei-Yuan Steven Tai Note: This commentary originally appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. More

Administration Encourages U.S. Firms to Practice 'Economic Patriotism'

by Anne Tucker There is a new face on an old problem — American companies “moving” overseas in part to avoid U.S. taxes — that has increased in popularity in the last several years and recently gained political attention. Last week President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew called for tax reform to encourage economic patriotism and to deter corporate defectors, calling the overseas moves legal, but immoral. More
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Services for the Honorary Consul to Jamaica on Friday, Aug. 1

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2014 A funeral service for Vin Martin, the former honorary consul of Jamaica to Atlanta from 1997-2013, is to be held at the Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug.1. More
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Japan Consul General Appoints Honorary Consul for Alabama

by Phil Bolton | July 29, 2014 A teleconferencing executive and chair of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission in Alabama has been named the state’s new honorary consul of Japan. More