Asia Pacific

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

Chinese court sentences Canadian Michael Spavor to 11 years in prison

As the Meng Wanzhou hearings hit its final stretch, Chinese courts continued its series of verdicts against Canadians held in the Chinese legal system, sentencing Michael Spavor to 11 years in...

Chinese court upholds death penalty for Canadian convict while Meng hearings continue

Chinese courts announced Tuesday that they have denied Canadian drug convict Robert Schellenberg’s appeal of his death sentence – during the same time the high-profile Meng Wanzhou extradition...

Still possible for Canadian retail brands to grow business in China, official says

For Canadian retail brands already committed to the Chinese market through e-commerce, the growing antagonism and rising trade barriers between Beijing and the West have not seriously impeded...

China paid $3.2 million to now-cancelled B.C. police academy program

Money came from various Chinese police colleges; Justice Institute of B.C. now turns to Mexico to reboot its international police training program

Canada cautioned to put its trade eggs in more baskets

Experts stress importance of diversification in a divided world

China and its Vancouver allies clap back at CCP critics

Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver rebuts claims of genocide in Xinjiang, adding to its support for Hong Kong’s national security law

Canada tightly bound to China despite calls to cut connections

Trade ties difficult to loosen even though there is a public, political push to alter course

Vancouver residents mark anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Society seeks to raise awareness, 32 years after violent crackdown on Chinese pro-democracy protesters

Asia Pacific Foundation taps former Consul General in Hong Kong as new CEO

Jeff Nankivell replaces retiring president and CEO Stewart Beck

UK begins talks to join Canada among CPTPP ranks

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade bloc consisting of Canada and 10 other countries has opened talks with an unlikely 12th member. Officials announced Friday that Great Britain and the...