Chuck Chiang

Organizations harmonize in pursuit of multicultural audiences

Two major Vancouver-based cultural industry players are joining forces during the Lunar New Year period to find and develop a new, “East-West literate” classical music audience unique to the Lower...

Canada-China trade pioneer urges focus on Far East

When it comes to Canada’s relationship with China, few Canadian officials are as knowledgeable or experienced as former senator and federal minister Jack Austin. The former minister of state under...

Biggest Year of the Dog boost could come from tourism

Exact numbers are hard to quantify, but business analysts say the fastest-growing impact of upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations on the local economy might come from tourists. And as the holiday –...

Local tourism explores ‘China-readiness’

Vancouver can expect to see an abnormally high number of Chinese visitors in 2018, tourism officials say, as China and Canada ramp up efforts to promote the official year of travel between the two...

Entrepreneur tastes success with food-delivery app

Most university students who are two terms away from graduation are usually focused on their final few months of school and finding a job, not starting a company from scratch. But Randy Wu isn’t like...

Trans-Pacific Partnership 2.0 could give Canada more NAFTA leverage

Canada has reached an agreement with 10 other countries on a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that will likely strengthen Ottawa’s hand in its ongoing North American Free Trade...

Businesses have no Plan B if there’s no NAFTA: poll

Most Canadian businesses are not making emergency plans in preparation for the United States potentially pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a recent poll of...

Korea conference complicates Canada’s free-trade initiatives

Canada's high-profile conference on North Korea held in Vancouver in mid-January will likely help Ottawa’s chances of saving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States,...

Missile tests threaten commercial aviation, U.S. says

Peninsula tensions could pose serious threats to security and economic stability in the region even if the situation doesn’t deteriorate into open conflict, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

Canada signs on to Trans-Pacific Partnership 2.0

Canada has reached an agreement with 10 other nations on a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a move that will likely strengthen Ottawa’s hand in its ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement...