Written by Juanita Cousins

Ming Wang’s story of success is a textbook case for the New Nashville Business Alliance.
“I arrived in this country in 1982 as a foreign student who knew no one, and had only $50 in my pocket but a big American dream in my heart,” Wang said. “America is an immigrant country from the Mayflower to Ellis Island. All immigrants have benefited by coming to America and enjoying a free society of choice, but now immigrants have the obligation to contribute back to America’s economy to help it become a stronger and better place.”

Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Founding president, Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce (www.tccc.us)

International president, Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital (www.aier021.com)

Director, Wang Vision Cataract and LASIK Center

Clinical associate professor of ophthalmology, University of Tennessee

Immigration has continuously had a positive impact on our country, and has been vital to our economic growth. In fact, the United States of America has always been an immigrant country, from our founding fathers that came to this country on the Mayflower to European immigrants who came through Ellis Island to the more recent immigrants from Far East countries, South America and other continents.

Nashville Business Journal, April Wortham, Reporter,Email: awortham@bizjournals.com

China's recent leapfrogging of Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy should come as a surprise to no one. The Chinese have been going gangbusters for years, even through the worldwide economic recession.

Oct. 18, 2010, Tennessee Voices

Recently, The Tennessean published an article by Professor Richard Grant about less governmental control being the key factor responsible for the booming Chinese economy today.

By: CINDY SANDERS, Nashville Medical News, Jan 2010

In the fourth quarter of 2009, 30 Tennessee executives traveled to China on a 10-day trade mission to expand cultural and economic ties with the country that boasts the largest population in the world.