Asia Pacific

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

Ottawa suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; ceases exports of sensitive goods

Ottawa has suspended its extradition treaty - effective immediately - with Hong Kong after China this week passed a new, controversial National Security Law that severely eroded the city’s...

Trudeau: Ottawa's negotiation position with China on detained Canadians' release not weakened

Ottawa does not feel its negotiating power with Beijing has weakened when it comes to the release of two Canadians detained in China in relation to the Meng Wanzhou affair, Canadian Prime Minister...

Canadian citizens detained in China formally charged with espionage

Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – detained in China since 2018 after the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou – have been formally charged with espionage in Chinese...

China reports finding pests in logs imported from Canada

Chinese officials confirmed Tuesday that custom officers found pests in long imports from Canada, although Beijing has currently not announced any export bans related to these incidents. According...

UK announces plans to join the CPTPP

Trade expert says the decision could pull more UK investment to Western Canada

Canada awaiting 5G tech backlash from Beijing

A week after Vancouver-based Telus Corp. (TSX:T) and Montreal’s BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) joined Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) in shutting out 5G network equipment from Chinese telecom giant Huawei...

Analyst: Australia sanctions show Canada cannot 'needlessly antagonize' China

China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctions against Australia is a possible precursor for what kind of damage Beijing can deal in Canada’s direction if it chooses to, one B.C. scholar...

Canada braces for backlash after telecoms snub Huawei

Rejection of Huawei 5G will incur Chinese wrath, but targets are unclear, experts say

Does Vancouver need a memorial for the Tiananmen Square Massacre?

Massacre is considered part of events leading up to a significant wave of immigration that shaped Vancouver and B.C.

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...