Asia Pacific

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

U.S.-China trade talks pose challenges for B.C.

The outcome of on-again, off-again talks between Washington and Beijing on resolving their tariff war – and their effect on trade between B.C. and China – remain cloudy and won’t become clear until...

Coastal First Nations woo Asian tourist market

Haida Gwaii leaders meet with Chinese officials in bid to attract more overseas visitors

Report on CPTPP shows Canada's trade with others still impacted by China, U.S.

The 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc - or CPTPP - has been championed by many in Ottawa in recent months as a ray of hope in an otherwise darkening global...

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