Chuck Chiang

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

B.C. will need 412 million face masks in the next 12 months, report says

B.C. could need as many as 412 million face masks - both surgical and non-medical types - in the next 12 months as the economy reopens tentatively without a COVID vaccine being available. That’s the...

B.C.’s road to recovery: Build trust when reopening offices: experts

Staff accustomed to social distancing won’t feel safe without cautious return

Canada should have clear China strategy - no matter what it is: CCBC

Despite what appears to be growing animosity in the West towards Beijing over the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, Canadian companies “should be poised to make the best” of new opportunities in the...

Trudeau thanks Taiwan for surgical-mask donation; declines to criticize Chinese COVID response

Prime minister Justin Trudeau officially thanked Taiwan on its gift of 500,000 surgical masks to Canada on Friday - a day after federal foreign affairs minister Francois-Philippe Champagne declined...

Ottawa extends federal wage subsidy program beyond June

No similar plans for emergency response benefit, Trudeau says

B.C. unemployment rate spikes to 11.5% as nation reports worst job losses in recent memory

B.C. continued its historic job market slide in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, seeing the unemployment rate spike to 11.5% in April from 7.3% the previous month, Statistics Canada...

How Asia reopened after COVID, #5: Japan's fight highlights potential harm of domestic travel

With B.C. now looking at a potential slow opening of the economy as soon as mid-May after the COVID-19 outbreak peaks, what may the path forward look like - and what are the potential pitfalls? As...

How Asia reopened after COVID, #4: Taiwan remains top performer despite loophole threat

With B.C. now looking at a potential slow opening of the economy as soon as mid-May after the COVID-19 outbreak peaks, what may the path forward look like - and what are the potential pitfalls? As...

B.C. travel, amusement sectors facing risk from contracts eligible for sudden termination

For businesses without force majeure clauses in their contracts to modify costs when events like the COVID outbreak arise, there is still a possible - and lesser-known - way to get out of contractual...

B.C. restaurants aiming for June 1 for reopening under social distancing guidelines

B.C. restaurants are looking at a possible June 1 reopening date, pending approval from WorkSafeBC, said the B.C. Restaurant and Food Services Association. Premier John Horgan largely bypassed...