Canada-Asia Agenda

  • November 1, 2007|Author: Abhishek Kaicker
    Many Western commentators now believe that Pervez Musharaff's days are numbered as Pakistan's President, but few have seriously considered what will come after his departure. This question has gained...
  • October 17, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Governments in countries like Singapore and South Korea have backed design education and awareness in a successful bid to boost economic growth. While Canada may not adopt the same methods to support...
  • October 3, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada and Canadians remain silent as the deal to allow India renewed access to American nuclear technology for power generation challenges Ottawa’s long commitment to nuclear non-proliferation....
  • September 30, 2007|Author: Kenny Zhang
    An earlier report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada discussed the concept of the Canadian diaspora and estimated the size of this community at 2.7 million. This report provides demographic and...
  • September 13, 2007|Authors: Paul W. Beamish, Hari Bapuji
    The recall of an estimated 20 million Chinese-made toys by Mattel on August 14, 2007, coming in the wake of reports about other defective products made in China, has generated a severe reaction....
  • August 31, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Stephen Harper prepares to attend his second APEC Leaders’ Meeting, with the opportunity to discuss climate change and the aftermath of September 11 in a generally friendly environment. He can put...
  • July 18, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Quietly, China has become a giant in the supply of cultural goods to the world market. It dominates in exports of audiovisual products like video games and has grown rapidly in recorded media. A...
  • April 4, 2007|Authors: Wenhong Chen, Barry Wellman
    The report looks at the economic contribution of transnational Chinese-Canadian entrepreneurs. The study finds that 42% of Chinese-Canadian entrepreneurs are transnational, many building their...
  • April 4, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    As Canada signals its interest in seeking a free trade agreement (FTA) with India, other countries are moving ahead quickly in forging bilateral partnerships. But even if Ottawa reaches an FTA with...
  • March 30, 2007|Author: Cheryl Chan
    With GDP growing at 9% or more a year, demand from a burgeoning middle class on the rise, and a scarcity of natural resources, China has moved aggressively to supplement its domestic supply of...
  • March 29, 2007|Author: Donald J.S. Brean
    The study looks at banking reform in China over the past 30 years and its role in today's Chinese economy. It concludes that China has not paid the same attention to reform of its financial systems...
  • March 28, 2007|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    BC-Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement not only removes barriers to interprovincial trade, but sends a signal to Asia that Canada is serious about becoming a gateway for...
  • February 28, 2007|Author: Arno Waizenegger
    The Indonesian province of Aceh was the first and most severely affected region hit by the tsunami that devastated countries around the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004. Some 170,000 people in Aceh...
  • January 31, 2007|Author: Carin Holroyd
    The ability to compete internationally in science- and technology-based commercial development is the new key to economic success. Canada has accepted the 21st century challenge, investing heavily in...
  • November 29, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    As the Asia Pacific Bulletin changes from its weekly frequency to a less rigid schedule, it looks back at the topics that have attracted the attention of its readers over the past 5 1/2 years.
  • November 22, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    When China joined the World Trade Organization, it promised to open its banking sector to foreign competition after five years. Next month its time is up and it has revealed the less-than-generous...
  • November 15, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The Canadian Prime Minister has chosen the Leaders' Meeting of APEC to make his entry onto the Asian diplomatic scene at a time when most regional experts are questioning whether the group still has...
  • November 8, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Stepping back from the conflict in Afghanistan, a US general sees the areas of progress obscured by the daily headlines of combat and casualties. However, the effort to reconstruct the country in the...
  • November 1, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    It is time for Canada to shed its cloak of "invisibility" in Southeast Asia and project itself more strongly in the region with trade agreements, greater investment and the provision of more...
  • October 25, 2006|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The three ports in British Columbia's Lower Mainland are set to merge into a single authority. This would allow greater planning and operational coordination among B.C.’s gateway ports. The single...

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