Chuck Chiang

Trilingual multimedia journalist for print/online/radio/video. Specializes in Asia-Pacific relations with Western Canada.

Meng Wanzhou loses double-criminality challenge in extradition hearing

The extradition hearing process for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou will continue after the judge presiding over the case ruled that Crown prosecutors met the requirement of double...

NHL confirms Vancouver among cities considered as hubs to host rest of season

The National Hockey League has named Vancouver as one of the cities being considered to host the NHL season when it resumes later this summer, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. Bettman...

Pandemic threatens B.C. book industry: publishers

Homegrown companies say free access to books online is financially unsustainable

Ottawa "monitoring closely" as China eyes security law in Hong Kong

Ottawa spoke out Friday against China’s plans to implement a controversial national security law in Hong Kong that would effectively end the “One Country, Two Systems” regime in the former British...

COVID-driven car use is bad for our health: experts

Transit ridership unlikely to recover quickly as economic reopening enters Phase 2

Ottawa outlines requirements for further reopening of Canadian economy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning outlined what will be needed for Canada to further open its economy in the coming months, including better testing and contact-tracing capabilities to stem...

China's post-COVID consumer trends may offer preview of B.C.'s own future

With the Chinese economy now reopened – in some places almost fully - for more than a month, western companies are noticing changes in consumer behavriour that may apply to markets like B.C. and...

Employment rate in B.C. First Nations communities higher than other western provinces

B.C.’s First Nations communities are doing better than their neighbours in other western provinces in terms of employment rates – but continue to fall behind the non-indigenous population. That is a...

Court decision on Meng Wanzhou extradition's double criminality portion expected next week

The judge in the Meng Wanzhou extradition case will announce her decision on the double-criminality portion of the hearing next Wednesday, the court said this morning. According to a B.C. Supreme...

BC Lions announce benefits for ticket holders as CFL season pushed to at least September

With the Canadian Football League confirming that the 2020 season will not start until at least September – and may not start at all if the COVID-19 situation does not allow it – the BC Lions have...