Asia Pacific

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

Meng decision expected to trigger more retaliation from China

The BC Supreme Court decision that will keep Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver for the foreseeable future will almost guarantee additional economic sanctions and other...

Meng Wanzhou loses double-criminality challenge in extradition hearing

The extradition hearing process for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou will continue after the judge presiding over the case ruled that Crown prosecutors met the requirement of double...

‘Hong Kong’s future is unavoidably linked to Canada,’ says MP as China encroaches

Conservative MPs host online conference with bipartisan group of prominent Hong Kong democracy activists

Ottawa "monitoring closely" as China eyes security law in Hong Kong

Ottawa spoke out Friday against China’s plans to implement a controversial national security law in Hong Kong that would effectively end the “One Country, Two Systems” regime in the former British...

China's post-COVID consumer trends may offer preview of B.C.'s own future

With the Chinese economy now reopened – in some places almost fully - for more than a month, western companies are noticing changes in consumer behavriour that may apply to markets like B.C. and...

China's alcoholic drinks demand - a key market for B.C. - recovers post-COVID

China’s reopening post-COVID has led to a spike in consumer demand for alcoholic beverages like beer, a new report finds - a trend that may benefit wine exports from Canada. According to a...

Chinese-Canadians mount case against Chinese Communist Party tactics, abuses

Human rights advocates call on Canada to enact legislation to better address foreign influence campaigns; Canadian public opinion of China is at an all-time low, says pollster Angus Reid

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...

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...