Asia Pacific

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

Japan, Canada pledge more co-operation on battery supply chains, AI technology

For Canada, the deal is well-timed, allowing it to show growing ties with a key Indo-Pacific ally even as its relationship with India barrels towards rock bottom

Minister postpones 'Team Canada' trade mission to India amid strained relations

Move comes after Canada paused negotiations for a trade deal with India

Trudeau eyes Indo-Pacific trade deals to avoid China aim to 'play us off each other'

Singapore visit follows a stop in Jakarta, where Canada launched a strategic partnership with the ASEAN economic bloc

ASEAN eyes Canada as anchor of peace in Indo-Pacific region

Trudeau has been meeting with other national leaders this week on the sidelines of the annual ASEAN summit

Indonesia promoting imports to B.C. after record Canadian trade year

Looming trade agreement expected to further enhance Canada-Indonesia trade

Diplomat says Taiwan has a lot to offer Canada in combatting China’s interference

Ten Ottawa representatives, including two MPs from B.C., are touring Taiwan this week on a diplomatic delegation

Canada-China trade breaks record, as imports hit $100B

Trade between China and Canada hit record levels in 2022, with imports breaking the $100-billion mark for the first time, Statistics Canada data show. Economists and others say businesses are...

Feds mum on Japan's invitation to rejoin global timber treaty

The federal Liberal government has yet to respond to a months-old invitation from Tokyo to have Canada rejoin a global environmental organization that regulates the timber trade.  A July 2022...

Mystery balloon discovery over Montana cancels US China trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned high-stakes weekend diplomatic trip to China as the Biden administration weighs a broader response to the discovery of a...

Canada summons Chinese envoy as Ottawa, Washington express displeasure over balloon

OTTAWA — Canada announced that it had called China's ambassador onto the carpet as Ottawa and Washington expressed their disapproval Friday over a high-altitude balloon found to have been hovering...