Advisor, Michigan-China Innovation Center
Jun 14 , 2013
China’s middle class is expected to grow to over 600 million people by 2022. Given the already well-established market for US automobiles in China, the growth of the Middle Kingdom’s middle class will only benefit the US auto industry.
May 02 , 2013
A true game changer took place recently with a bang that was reminiscent of Napoleon’s famous quote, “Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the
Apr 17 , 2013
How China and the U.S. relationship benefits from the provocative behavior from North Korea remains to be seen. Yet in a meeting between John Kerry and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, an agreement was reached on finding a peaceful way to ensure a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
Apr 15 , 2013
These days China is in the center of any conversation about sustainable development and environmental degradation, writes Tom Watkins. The country has much work to do in order to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability.
Mar 27 , 2013
Reflecting on lessons from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," Tom Watkins urges the US leadership to find a balance between military spending and domestic priorities lest history repeat itself.
Mar 15 , 2013
As tensions over cyber security increase between US and China, diplomats in both countries are walking a tightrope to resolve an issue that has become too big to ignore. Regardless of the differences, both must find a way to navigate the cyber security waters before it leads to a situation that spins out of control.
Feb 18 , 2013
Chinese leaders must balance profit margins and economic growth with improving their environment and the quality of life for ordinary people, writes Tom Watkins. China's new Communist Party Secretary General Xi Jinping appears to understand that leadership must begin at the top to ensure a peaceful rise.
Feb 04 , 2013
Tom Watkins discusses the significance of a growing number of university students studying in the United States.
Jan 14 , 2013
As America’s anxiety about China grows; Tom Watkins looks forward to a “harmonious” relationship.
Dec 17 , 2012
As China continues to play a more prominent role in the international community, businesses must adapt to changes in an increasingly connected, globalized world. To do so, a greater understanding of China’s history, culture and language are necessary.