Asia Pacific

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

Canadian passenger who contracted COVID-19 on Diamond Princess dies in Japan

A Canadian citizen who had been in Japan receiving treatment after contracting COVID-19 has died, officials confirmed Friday morning. The news was tweeted by federal Foreign Affairs Minister...

Coronavirus threatens to stall shipping trade

For those who are focused on protest blockades and their huge negative impact on B.C.’s port business, Henry Byers has more bad news: the worst may be yet to come. Byers, a market expert for...

U.S.-China deal vulnerable to virus, ‘structural issues’

Canadian producers with significant exports to the Chinese market may fear losing business to American counterparts after the signing of the Phase 1 China-U.S. trade deal in January, but those fears...

Outbreak to spur long-term changes in China: experts

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak that has killed more than 2,000 people is now much more than just a public-health crisis for China, where the virus originated.  The spread of the disease has...

U.S.-China trade deal threatens B.C. exports: report

A recent report from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has identified six exports facing “special risk” of being hurt by the recent U.S.-China Phase 1 trade agreement, and two are significant...

Coronavirus bites into B.C. manufacturing supply chains

Disease disrupting logistics for companies with any links to the Chinese market

Virus fears emptying tables at Chinese restaurants

Industry leaders urge diners to support local eateries as pandemic worries hurt business

Metro Vancouver's Chinese restaurants facing catastrophic downturn as coronavirus fears spread

The Chinese restaurant and food services sector is facing a dramatic downturn in business as fears of the coronavirus outbreak in China have spread to the Lower Mainland community, heavily...

Intolerance increase feared as disease spreads

Observers wary of cultural tensions in B.C. communities

Coronavirus bears down on B.C. economy

Damage to international trade is inevitable, observers say