Chuck Chiang

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

Air Canada fires back at B.C.'s criticism of Canadian airlines' COVID protocol

Air Canada has shot back at recent comments by B.C. health officer Bonnie Henry about airlines' need to improve COVID safety protocols, noting there has been a lack of communication between the two...

B.C. commits to 50/50 funding-share with Ottawa on $600m needed for transit recovery

B.C. premier John Horgan welcomed Ottawa’s announcement today of $19 billion in federal support for the provinces in the country’s economic “safe restart” initiative, adding that the provincial...

B.C.'s hands tied on issue of COVID safety on flights, Horgan says

B.C.’s hands appear to be tied when it comes to the emerging issue of air travel safety in the face of COVID-19 after premier John Horgan said the province cannot force airlines to change how they...

Activist: No easy option for B.C. businesses choosing between stay or leave in Hong Kong

The reality of Hong Kong falling under the full rule of Beijing is that Canadian and B.C. businesses that have long used the city as their Asia gateway will face an exceedingly difficult - and...

B.C. should look more - not less - at trade diversification post-COVID, analyst says

The most recent trade data that shows B.C. exports falling by 15% earlier this year highlights both the global economic slowdown and local exporters’ own feelings of vulnerability, a leading trade...

India beckons as green technology market for B.C.

Changing B.C.’s export strategy can spur a shift towards a greener post-COVID-19 economy, officials say – and the opportunity may be greater with countries where Canadians are comfortable sharing...

Canada urged to welcome Hong Kong’s asylum seekers

Canada needs to act more proactively to provide a safe haven for Hong Kong’s asylum-seekers, Canadian citizens living in the city and businesses looking to flee the Beijing crackdown that is...

B.C. private forest-land owner: Log exports needed to keep model sustainable for domestic mills

The ability for B.C.’s private forest-land owners to export logs is crucial for the maintaining of supplies to domestic mill production - which is why it is vital to the entire sector for Ottawa to...

Feds announce go-ahead of funding for 92 B.C. infrastructure projects

$150m in funding for projects is first step of resumption of “Investing in Canada” plan

Trudeau undecided on U.S., Mexico summit next week to talk aluminum tariffs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not made up his mind on whether or not he will agree to a trilateral summit with the United States and Mexico next week, as proposed by Washington. Trudeau...