Chuck Chiang

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

B.C. reports 16 new COVID cases, 2 more deaths over Victoria Day weekend

B.C. saw 16 new COVID-19 cases over the Saturday and Sunday of the Victoria-Day long weekend, with two additional deaths also reported. In addition, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry and health...

Chinese-Canadians aim to ease mask stigmatization

With Ottawa and other global health authorities urging people to wear face masks in public in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, Metro Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian community hopes mask wearing...

China's alcoholic drinks demand - a key market for B.C. - recovers post-COVID

China’s reopening post-COVID has led to a spike in consumer demand for alcoholic beverages like beer, a new report finds - a trend that may benefit wine exports from Canada. According to a...

B.C.'s K-12 public schools facing international students crunch

Provincial officials on Friday officially acknowledged that the international education sector has been - and will continue to be - challenged by the COVID-19 lockdown, but the impact for public K-12...

Daycares in B.C. not mandated to reopen despite new health guidelines

B.C.’s daycare centres will not be required to reopen their doors on June 1 as the public schools have, but the province has issued new health guidelines that may pave the way for some to relaunch in...

B.C. schools to re-open part-time June 1; participation optional

B.C. students and schoolchildren will have the option to return to the classroom part-time starting June 1, premier John Horgan said Friday. Horgan said the program will be completely voluntary, and...

Trudeau defends rollout of COVID emergency benefits, U.S. border crossing closures

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended Ottawa’s rollout of COVID-related restrictions and programs on Friday, saying items such as the Canada-U.S. border closure and an expedited delivery of the...

Canada extends wage subsidy to end of August; reconsidering 30%-loss threshold

Ottawa will officially extend the wage subsidy program by three months to the end of August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this morning. Trudeau said the federal government decided on the move...

Report shows dramatic spike in Canadian public's trust in government during COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have caused most numbers - job figures, economic indicators, stock market index, etc. - to slide, there is one number that appears to be on the...