Asia Pacific

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

U.S. will require COVID-19 testing for travelers from China

The U.S. announced new COVID-19 testing requirements Wednesday for all travelers from China, joining other nations imposing restrictions because of a surge of infections. The increase in cases...

China to resume issuing passports, visas as virus curbs ease

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will resume issuing passports for tourism in another big step away from anti-virus controls that isolated the country for almost three years, setting up a potential flood...

Hong Kong scraps vaccine pass, COVID-19 tests for travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will scrap some of its COVID-19 restrictions, including PCR tests for inbound travelers and vaccination requirements to enter certain venues, the city’s leader said...

Canada’s Asian engagement sharpens regional security focus

Japan, South Korea facing challenges as Canada’s Indo-Pacific stance highlights region

Vancouver targeted by Chinese police for 'service centre': reports

Safeguard Defenders says media reports indicate a Chinese police-run 'service station' may be operating in Vancouver

U.S. formally drops charges against Meng Wanzhou

It is only 73 words, but the court order means the end of the Meng Wanzhou legal saga. Under the terms of a September 2021 deferred prosecution agreement, charges against the Huawei chief financial...

Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy signals trade as new dominant foreign policy: Analyst

While opinions on Canada’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific Strategy – released earlier this week - are mixed, one former diplomat said the commitment to focus more on the region is ultimately good...

Chinese student protests spread to Vancouver

Hundreds gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to participate in a vigil for the victims of an apartment fire in Urumqi, the capital of China’s northwestern Xinjiang province

Higher stakes for Canada in a China-Taiwan conflict

Ottawa should note lessons from Russia-Ukraine and plan for deterrence, analysts say

Beijing's 20th National Congress underscores hardening of China’s position

Analysts expect to see ideological, economic challenges intensify in Asia-Pacific region