Asia Pacific

Covering all issues relating to the Asia Pacific region and how they affect Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada

China and its Vancouver allies clap back at CCP critics

Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver rebuts claims of genocide in Xinjiang, adding to its support for Hong Kong’s national security law

Canada tightly bound to China despite calls to cut connections

Trade ties difficult to loosen even though there is a public, political push to alter course

Vancouver residents mark anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Society seeks to raise awareness, 32 years after violent crackdown on Chinese pro-democracy protesters

Asia Pacific Foundation taps former Consul General in Hong Kong as new CEO

Jeff Nankivell replaces retiring president and CEO Stewart Beck

UK begins talks to join Canada among CPTPP ranks

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade bloc consisting of Canada and 10 other countries has opened talks with an unlikely 12th member. Officials announced Friday that Great Britain and the...

Hong Kong-Canadians want to expose China’s propaganda machine

Foreign influence tough to pin down without laws and institutional awareness, says Alliance Canada Hong Kong

B.C. natural resources remain an Asia-Pacific priority

Mining sector tops in Canada in attracting the region’s investment in 2020, report finds

Clock ticks on B.C.-China ‘Belt and Road’ MOU; Australia punts their own

As Australia terminates a state MOU on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, B.C. is soon forced to face its own decision

Reuters report: Hong Kong capital outflow to Canada reaches $43.6 billion in 2020

A Reuters report said Hong Kong saw its highest capital outflow to Canada on record last year, surpassing $40 billion. The report comes as Hong Kong is facing massive crackdowns from the central...

Kovrig trial in China ends without verdict; Ottawa intensifies stance against Beijing

The closed-door trial of Canadian Michael Kovrig has – as expected – concluded in Beijing Monday without the court issuing a verdict, instead reserving judgment until a later time. Like fellow...