Asia Pacific

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

Hong Kong-Canadians want to expose China’s propaganda machine

Foreign influence tough to pin down without laws and institutional awareness, says Alliance Canada Hong Kong

B.C. natural resources remain an Asia-Pacific priority

Mining sector tops in Canada in attracting the region’s investment in 2020, report finds

Clock ticks on B.C.-China ‘Belt and Road’ MOU; Australia punts their own

As Australia terminates a state MOU on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, B.C. is soon forced to face its own decision

Reuters report: Hong Kong capital outflow to Canada reaches $43.6 billion in 2020

A Reuters report said Hong Kong saw its highest capital outflow to Canada on record last year, surpassing $40 billion. The report comes as Hong Kong is facing massive crackdowns from the central...

Kovrig trial in China ends without verdict; Ottawa intensifies stance against Beijing

The closed-door trial of Canadian Michael Kovrig has – as expected – concluded in Beijing Monday without the court issuing a verdict, instead reserving judgment until a later time. Like fellow...

Trial ends, no decision made on one of two Canadians held in China in Meng row

One of the two Canadians arrested in China – ostensibly for espionage but more likely as Beijing’s retaliation for the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou – has been tried with no official ruling...

China sets trial dates for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor

China has announced Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two high-profile Canadian prisoners, will face trial starting Friday. The Canadian government has issued the following statement, via Marc...

Japan’s Olympic delay dilemma has lessons for B.C.

Balancing economic and public health concerns is at the heart of the Tokyo Games debate

China set to try two Canadians held in relation to Meng Wanzhou arrest

The two Canadians held by Beijing ostensibly on espionage and national security charges will soon face trial in China, Chinese state media said today. The report, published by Chinese publication...

Horgan silent on China’s alleged genocide tied to B.C. trade agreement

B.C. has an MOU on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which is seen by some as a primary motive behind acts to suppress Muslims in Xinjiang