Local Chinese expert Tom Watkins joins a prestigious event Thursday that includes former President Jimmy Carter and U.S. Ambassador David Shinn to discuss the growing role of China and its impact on Michigan and the USA.
The newly formed Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authority will hold six community forums starting this Thursday where leaders will discuss the rebidding process of $700 million in contracts.
Tom Watkins, CEO of Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority, says with the holidays come stress and depression, causing a rise in domestic violence and suicide cases.
Watkins has been CEO of TDW & Associates, a global consulting and education business focusing on the U.S. and China.
Among those community and business leaders gathering on Mackinac Island will be Tom Watkins, former state school superintendent now US-China business and education consultant.
As China leapfrogs over Germany for third place among countries where Michigan products are exported to, the effort to build two-way bridges between the huge Asian nation and the Great Lakes State continues to flourish.
Watkins, who credited his fourth grade teacher with inspiring his fascination with China, has been educating people through his many newspaper columns. He’s been to China regularly since 1989.
This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain gets an update on China and the improving economic position with Michigan.
The state of Michigan is seeking 100 companies whose owners have been thinking about selling products in China to be part of a first-in-the-nation pilot program intended to boost exports there.