Asia Pacific

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

Canada eager for India trade talks despite tepid response

“Stars are aligning” for resumption of negotiations, says Canadian foreign affairs minister

Former Australian PM blames China for strained trade relations

To restore business trust in China, Beijing must release detained Canadians, say western analysts

B.C. politicians should lift mute button on China’s human rights: top critic

“Today, there's just no excuse for having your head that far in the sand and yet, you know, we still have too many politicians that do” - MP Garnett Genuis

Acts of genocide, organ harvesting occurring in China: House of Commons subcommittee

China is committing acts of genocide against Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims in the autonomous region of XinJiang, a House of Commons subcommittee on international human rights has declared. On...

Asian markets tout success in COVID fight to woo business

Taiwan, South Korea re-launch trade promotional efforts in British Columbia

Chinese Communist Party agreement with B.C. needs federal ‘cues’: Wilkinson

BC Liberal Party initiated several trade missions to China between 2013 and 2017 and signed an MOU on that country’s “One Belt One Road” global trade initiative

Beware pitfalls of joint ventures in China: report

New report sheds light on good, bad partnership models for Canadian tech companies

COVID-19 pandemic puts big dent into Canada's inbound FDI from Asia-Pacific

A recent report shows that inbound foreign direct investment (FDI) from the Asia-Pacific region into Canada in the first half of 2020 has slowed dramatically, owing directly to the COVID-19...

Think-tank launches report comparing post-COVID return-to-school measures taken throughout Asia Pacific

With return-to-school protocols being hotly debated here in B.C., the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has launched a new report looking at how other countries in the region are handling the...

China is paving its 'belt and road' to British Columbia

Surrey warehouse part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, say its proponents