Asia Pacific

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

Uncertainty clouds Hong Kong’s business future

Experts divided on whether B.C. companies should stay or leave as unrest continues

Canadian firms try to thwart China’s IP squatters

Beijing’s stronger protections on intellectual property spur interest overseas

Meng Wanzhou publishes blog post marking anniversary of her arrest

It’s been one year since Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested at YVR. Currently on house arrest in Vancouver while out on $10 million bail, she has taken time off to write a...

Deep divide in attitudes toward China: poll

With a recent research poll from the University of British Columbia (UBC) showing less than one-third of Canadians have a favourable view of China, observers say that chill in public opinion is now...

Canadian brands dodge flak in Huawei conflict

Despite the deep-freeze in Canada-China relations due to last December’s arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou, fears that Chinese consumers may turn on Canadian brands appear to...

Hong Kong unrest has already caused at least one Canadian business to avoid market, official says

The current ongoing unrest in Hong Kong has already caused at least one Canadian company to change its decision to set up operations in the Chinese Special Administration Region, and other Canadian...

No turning back for some B.C. companies in China

Many firms wary of deeper involvement, but those that have committed are in for long haul

Forestry minister forges ahead in China, steers clear of diplomatic concerns

Doug Donaldson met with Chinese state-owned businesses in Shanghai and business giant in Japan

Trade goliaths hurting global commerce: former WTO director general

Pascal Lamy urges Canada to help counter digital dominance by U.S., China and EU

Report says imported Asian labour issue divides Canadians

Views vary on immigration as a solution to the country’s skilled labour shortage