November 16, 2015
SeattleThe Jackson School of International Studies[/dropcap] at the University of Washington published a profile of The Tai Initiative’s founder, Carson Tavenner. “Pen pal paved way for alum’s interest in U.S.-China relations”
July 10, 2015
D.C.China Daily USA edition reported on the 2015 Washington D.C. conference held at the George Washington University. The conference brought together governors, mayors, and others leaders from nearly one dozen states.
From the article: “The forum focused on economics, energy and the environment communication. Participants came at the invitation of former Missouri governor Bob Holden, who also serves as president of the Mid-West China Association. In his opening remarks on July 10, Holden said there was an urgent need for countries to adjust their policies to conform to the trend of globalization. ‘We have to figure out what we do about this change in dynamics,’ he said. ‘In the world’s 100 biggest economics, only 49 are nations, the other 51 are [corporations], and only 10 are American.'”
March 9, 2015
Michigan Business Beat, hosted by Chris Holman, discusses economic development, new or unusual entrepreneurial initiatives, and successful business practices from different regions and industries around Michigan with a wide range of entrepreneurs and business leaders. “We are celebrating the Chinese New Year Gala at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI thrown by the Detroit Chinese Business Association. We are going to spend a little time in this one with Carson Tavenner, executive director of the Tai Initiative. He looks at a lot of opportunities and a lot of cultural differences and similarities between China and Michigan.”