Asia Pacific

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

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

Why ‘friend-shoring’ might not work in B.C.

The push to diversify trade away from China fails to account for the private sector, expert says

Our strained China connections: B.C., Canada in holding pattern

Canada-China political and trade ties will remain tense for the next five years as global tensions intensify: Experts

Chinese government launches 'Belt and Road' warehouse in Surrey

The consul general of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver extolled how the warehouses could be instrumental in expanding trade between the two countries

China continues war of words against Vancouver Mayor

The Chinese government is scolding Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart again.  This time, it comes after a Chinese language newspaper quoted Stewart for supporting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s...

Escalating China-Taiwan tensions a concern for Canada

Trade relationships increasingly complicated as Ottawa navigates geopolitical minefield

China’s top west coast diplomat announces departure from Vancouver consulate

The most-visible foreign diplomat in B.C. has left her post after almost five years.  People’s Republic of China Consul-General Tong Xiaoling bid farewell on July 28 to Vancouver, where she was the...