Asia Pacific

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

China is paving its 'belt and road' to British Columbia

Surrey warehouse part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, say its proponents

Next step in Canada-China relations divides experts

Top Canadian observers can’t agree on definition of ‘rebooting’ countries’ trade talks

Trade alliance could ease Canada’s China dependence

The country’s trade future may align with its geopolitical lines on the global stage, observers say

Activist: No easy option for B.C. businesses choosing between stay or leave in Hong Kong

The reality of Hong Kong falling under the full rule of Beijing is that Canadian and B.C. businesses that have long used the city as their Asia gateway will face an exceedingly difficult - and...

India beckons as green technology market for B.C.

Changing B.C.’s export strategy can spur a shift towards a greener post-COVID-19 economy, officials say – and the opportunity may be greater with countries where Canadians are comfortable sharing...

Canada urged to welcome Hong Kong’s asylum seekers

Canada needs to act more proactively to provide a safe haven for Hong Kong’s asylum-seekers, Canadian citizens living in the city and businesses looking to flee the Beijing crackdown that is...

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...