Asia Pacific

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

Vancouver’s Beijing allies align with Trudeau’s Liberals

China-sanctioned Conservative MP Kenny Chiu calls out disinformation campaign against him

Chinese privacy law places hurdles for foreign data collection

Meeting domestic and Chinese obligations could be onerous for companies

Chinese spying, disease theft a ‘grave concern,’ says human rights lawyer

End secrecy about possible Winnipeg COVID theft: David Matas

China has demonstrated potential to weaponize viruses: security expert

Federal leaders, China’s embassy silent on RCMP report of Chinese espionage

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