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  • March 19, 2018
    The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced on March 16, 2018 up to C$8.15 million in funding to humanitarian partners to help improve the lives of Rohingya refugees and address some of the challenges they may face in Bangladesh over the coming months. In advance of the upcoming season of heavy rain and cyclones, Canada’s contribution...
  • March 19, 2018
    Vancouver-based Rare Earth Media and Beijing-based Ray Production have partnered to make a movie about true-life Canadian doctor and Chinese cultural hero Norman Bethune, to be structured as a C$30 million China-Canada co-production. The film will be unveiled at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART). Rare Earth Media and Ray Production will be part of a Canadian film industry...
  • March 16, 2018
    A summary report released by the China Research Partnership (CRP), a collaboration between six Canadian Institutions co-ordinated by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, has released its review of Chinese investment in Canada in 2017. Globally, Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI), declined in 2017 for the first time after five consecutive years of mostly double-digit growth. According to...
  • March 16, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered health sciences company Preveceutical Medical Inc. has incorporated its first wholly owned Australian subsidiary, Preveceutical (Australia) Pty. Ltd., as part of an expansion of the company's business in Brisbane, Australia. Preveceutical said in a release that Australia's specialized hospitals with strong clinical trial capabilities as well as the country's diverse...
  • March 16, 2018
    The University of Waterloo is partnering with two leading institutes in China to focus on the development of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles. The university will partner with the Qinqdao Academy of Intelligent Industries and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems. Research activities will involve automated vehicle testing, human-like autonomous driving, applied...
  • March 15, 2018
    Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne has announced C$15 million in funding to help Canadian firms expand into new markets under the Trade Commissioner Service International Business Development Strategy for clean technology, which is part of Canada's Innovation and Skills Plan. The funding was announced at the GLOBE Forum 2018 in Vancouver Wednesday and will help connect...
  • March 15, 2018
    Richmond, B.C.-based Zecotek Photonics Inc. has signed a marketing and distribution agreement with the Shanghai Fortune Techgroup Co. Ltd., a China-based distributor of integrated circuits and related optoelectronic products, to generate sales of its patented LFS crystals to customers in China. Shanghai Fortune Techgroup is publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with annual sales of US$...
  • March 15, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. is doubling its investment in Hong Kong-based Seaspan Corp., an independent container ship owner and operator that today announced it is buying Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC from the U.S.-based Carlyle Group. Fairfax is investing another US$250 million in Seaspan. The addition of Greater China Intermodal's 18 container ships...
  • March 14, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Novoheart Holdings Inc. has opened a new facility consisting of 5,300 square feet of integrated laboratory and office space in the Hong Kong Science Park. The lab is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for stem cell production, tissue engineering, and world-class research and development. Novoheart said in a statement that the new facility will allow it to take...
  • March 14, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Global Energy Metals Corp. has entered into a letter of intent with Australia's Hammer Metals Ltd. setting the terms for the acquisition of the Mount Dorothy cobalt project and the Cobalt Ridge project, collectively the Mt. Isa projects, a district-scale exploration opportunity located in Australia's Mt. Isa mining jurisdiction. Global Energy said the deal will allow...
  • March 14, 2018
    APF Canada has launched its 2018-19 Media Fellowship Program, offering up-and-coming and established journalists the opportunity to spend time in Asia researching and preparing stories for Canadian audiences. The Fellowships are funded in part by Hong Kong's award-winning airline, Cathay Pacific Airways, and are valued at up to C$10,000 each for in-country travel/expenses and coverage of...
  • March 13, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. says Oyu Tolgoi LLC has received an information request from Mongolia's anti-corruption authority. The company said the regulator is seeking financial information relating to an investigation about possible abuse of power by officials during negotiation of the 2009 Oyu Tolgoi investment agreement. The company added that there is no indication in...
  • March 13, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Prime Meridian Resources Corp. has established a new partnership with Kometa Technology LLC to pursue opportunities for the development of gold resources in Central Asia. Kometa plans to use the latest technologies in metal extraction to optimize gold recovery from mining waste and brownfield operations. The company has structured a new subsidiary, Prime Meridian...
  • March 13, 2018
    Edmonton, Alberta-headquartered Aurora Cannabis Inc. has received the required Canadian permits to export cannabis to the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence at the University of Queensland for research purposes. The cannabis will be shipped from Canada by Aurora and used for Preveceutical Medical Inc.'s soluble gel drug delivery research program in partnership with UniQuest Pty Inc. The...
  • March 12, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Hit Technologies Inc. has expanded its collaboration with its key manufacturing partner, a China-based leader in the development of waterproof case and mobile accessory products. The Chinese partner will collaborate on the iterative design for the company's new iPhone X cases. Hit develops and markets a portfolio of products under the brand Hitcase, and its growing...
  • March 12, 2018
    Solace, a Kanata, Ontario-based information technology company, reports it has been selected by Reliance Jio, the world's largest mobile data network and India's fastest-growing telecommunications company, for its messaging middleware appliance to support faster customer onboarding and provisioning. Alongside its existing partnership with New Delhi-based Bharti Airtel, the third largest mobile...
  • March 12, 2018
    Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne today launched Invest in Canada, a new federal organization dedicated to attracting global investment and simplifying the process for global businesses to make Canada their new home, creating jobs that come with their investments. As part of its launch, Minister Champagne introduced Mitch Garber as its inaugural chair of the board and...
  • March 9, 2018
    Quebec City-headquartered Nuran Wireless Inc. has entered into a collaborative agreement on 'Massive MIMO,' an area of 5G wireless research, with China's National Engineering Research Center of Communication and Network Technology of the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT). NUPT is one of the best research centres in China and known worldwide for its contributions in the...
  • March 9, 2018
    The Province of British Columbia has opened a new trade and investment representative office in Singapore to create opportunities for B.C. businesses to increase trade, expand investment and develop new partnerships in Southeast Asia. In a government release, British Columbia said not only is Singapore a regional hub for ASEAN businesses, it is an international hub for global trade shows and...
  • March 9, 2018
    Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne yesterday signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile. Champagne said Canada successfully improved the terms of the deal in the best interests of Canadians, including "achieving important outcomes" on intellectual property, an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism,...

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