Asia Pacific

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

UK announces plans to join the CPTPP

Trade expert says the decision could pull more UK investment to Western Canada

Canada awaiting 5G tech backlash from Beijing

A week after Vancouver-based Telus Corp. (TSX:T) and Montreal’s BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) joined Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) in shutting out 5G network equipment from Chinese telecom giant Huawei...

Analyst: Australia sanctions show Canada cannot 'needlessly antagonize' China

China’s recent heavy-handed economic sanctions against Australia is a possible precursor for what kind of damage Beijing can deal in Canada’s direction if it chooses to, one B.C. scholar...

Canada braces for backlash after telecoms snub Huawei

Rejection of Huawei 5G will incur Chinese wrath, but targets are unclear, experts say

Does Vancouver need a memorial for the Tiananmen Square Massacre?

Massacre is considered part of events leading up to a significant wave of immigration that shaped Vancouver and B.C.

Meng decision expected to trigger more retaliation from China

The BC Supreme Court decision that will keep Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver for the foreseeable future will almost guarantee additional economic sanctions and other...

Meng Wanzhou loses double-criminality challenge in extradition hearing

The extradition hearing process for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. CFO Meng Wanzhou will continue after the judge presiding over the case ruled that Crown prosecutors met the requirement of double...

‘Hong Kong’s future is unavoidably linked to Canada,’ says MP as China encroaches

Conservative MPs host online conference with bipartisan group of prominent Hong Kong democracy activists

Ottawa "monitoring closely" as China eyes security law in Hong Kong

Ottawa spoke out Friday against China’s plans to implement a controversial national security law in Hong Kong that would effectively end the “One Country, Two Systems” regime in the former British...

China's post-COVID consumer trends may offer preview of B.C.'s own future

With the Chinese economy now reopened – in some places almost fully - for more than a month, western companies are noticing changes in consumer behavriour that may apply to markets like B.C. and...