When NanoLumens’ salespeople got wind of a potential deal in Singapore, they had to go. After all, it was just a short jaunt from Australia, where they were already meeting customers.
Editor’s note: This guest commentary was written by Kristina Kopf Thomas, an attorney at Eversheds Sutherland in Atlanta. The day after Thanksgiving, while many Americans were sleeping off their turkey, I was on an all-day aerial odyssey from Atlanta to Hong Kong. My first flight to Asia took me first to Toronto, then due north over Read more
China will open its doors to foreign investors as it keeps on the path of global integration, regardless of disagreements with other countries on how to govern international trade, the Chinese consul general in Houston said during a visit to Atlanta. Li Qiangmin underscored China’s commitment to the “international order” just a week after President Donald Read more
Atlanta-based East West Manufacturing has acquired Innovolt, combining two innovation-focused firms in Atlanta with complementary strengths and sales spanning the globe. Innovolt’s products protect and monitor companies’ electronic assets, guarding them against the effects of power outages and sudden surges. East West has long been a supplier for Innovolt, and the companies’ leaders believe its Read more
Public health experts from Georgia State University have been partnering with Chinese cities in their quest to stamp out smoking for nearly a decade. Now, the school itself is getting something out of the deal: a unique partnership with an ambitious Chinese city that could lead to real collaborations on pressing public health issues. In mid-November, Georgia State’s School of Public Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more