Asia Pacific

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

Trade associations caught in the middle of Ottawa-Beijing conflict

Canadian multinationals or small and medium-sized businesses with more diversified client bases may be able to find ways to adjust to the growing unease between Canada and China in the wake of the...

Uneasy Year of the Pig arrives for China-dependent B.C. companies

Chinese New Year dawns on a jittery business landscape as Huawei dispute casts uncertainty over access to overseas markets

Update: Huawei CFO appears in Vancouver courtroom after U.S. spells out charges against her

Meng Wanzhou in court to alter bail conditions and set appearance dates, a day after U.S. authorities claim "company-wide" effort to steal trade secrets

Capital punishment in China “a very grave” problem, says lawyer who fought corruption extradition

B.C. man faces death penalty; fate of extradited Chinese businessman unknown

Alipay’s Vancouver head office scores major advances in Canada

While Alipay has grown rapidly in its first year of Canadian operations, the Chinese e-payment giant plans to focus on the spending patterns of tourists, students and other consumers from China,...

Help Canadian businesses stand up to Beijing: observers

Even before the arrest in Vancouver of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s CFO in December, observers had been lobbying Ottawa to increase legislative protection for Canadian...

B.C. fashion company dodges Huawei backlash in China

Prospering overseas, Vancouver fashion design house counts on easing of tensions

SUCCESS granted $22.4m to improve pre-arrival services for immigrants

Vancouver non-profit immigrants services organization SUCCESS will be receiving $22.4 million in funding from Ottawa to improve pre-arrival services to new immigrants to Canada – a move that may pay...

Huawei backlash could hurt B.C. education industry

The growing backlash against Canada from China in the wake of the Vancouver arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou is likely to at least have a short-term impact on B.C.’s...

Huawei arrest fallout expected to hurt Vancouver’s travel, retail sectors

Consumer anger in China could have far-reaching consequences for B.C. businesses