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  • June 14, 2018
    Maersk Line, the global container division and the largest operating unit of the Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate, is set to launch a new weekly all-water service from Asia to Eastern Canada. Maersk Line’s AE6 service will connect ports in China and Southeast Asia to its new Med/Montreal Express at its terminal in Algeciras, Spain. Maersk’s facility at Tanjung Pelapas, Malaysia, from...
  • June 14, 2018
    Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) has signed a partnership agreement with Hiroshima City University and Kelo University in Tokyo. The new Hiroshima partnership will consist of a summer school offered through the Institute of Peace, while the Kelo partnership will further research in artificial intelligence. UQAM also invited Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui to deliver a keynote address at a...
  • June 13, 2018
    Richmond, B.C.-headquartered Zecotek Photonics Inc. has received a purchase order of US$5 million for its patented LFS scintillation crystals through a distribution partner in China. The crystals will be used for positron emission tomography (PET) medical scanning equipment. Zecotek has established a strong foothold in China by creating distribution partnerships, building a local sales team, and...
  • June 13, 2018
    Ottawa-headquartered Avivagen Inc. has signed a distribution agreement for its OxC-beta livestock feed in Thailand with the Feed and Ingredients Technology Hub (FAITH), a member of the BIS Group of Companies. The agreement covers Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, and allows FAITH to immediately distribute in Thailand as well as Myanmar and Cambodia, as both...
  • June 13, 2018
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Bluebird Battery Metals Inc. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 100 per cent of the rights, title, and interest in the granted exploration licences of the Ashburton cobalt project located 100 km southwest of Paraburdoo, Western Australia, from Peter Gianni, a partner with Western Australian regional real estate agency John Matthew & Sons...
  • June 12, 2018
    A new business incubator that will facilitate access to the Chinese market for Alberta technology innovators opened its doors today in Edmonton. The TEC Edmonton-TusStar Accelerator Exchange, a partnership between the University of Alberta (U of A) and Tsinghua University, offers training and support to break down business and cultural barriers – including language, intellectual property policies...
  • June 12, 2018
    Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee Food Corporation plans to open 100 stores in Canada within the next five years as part of its North American expansion plan. Jollibee entered the Canadian market in 2016, and has since opened two Winnipeg locations and a Scarborough, Ontario outlet. The chain, which serves such fare as spaghetti in a sweet sauce, crispy chicken, burgers, and peach mango pies and...
  • June 12, 2018
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is proud to announce the launch today of a special episode in The Youth Element podcast series on East Asia’s millennials by post-graduate research fellow Justin Kwan and guest host Erin Williams, an APF Canada Program Manager. “Talking Asia with Canadian Millennials” is the eighth episode in The Youth Element series that explores questions of culture,...
  • June 11, 2018
    The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is putting approximately US$600 million into Ant International Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chinese technology company Ant Financial Services Group (Ant). Since its 2004 launch of Alipay, a third-party mobile and online payment platform, Ant has built a platform to bring secure, transparent financial services to people and businesses globally. As of...
  • June 11, 2018
    Australia's IFM Investors (IFM) and Canada's British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) have acquired stakes in GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT), which is part of the portfolio of Canada's Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Following the transaction, IFM will own 37.5 per cent in the container terminal operator while BCI will acquire a 25 per cent interest. Ontario Trust will...
  • June 11, 2018
    Chinese company CITIC Metal Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese state-owned enterprise CITIC Ltd., has agreed to acquire a 19.9 per cent stake in Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. for C$723 million. The mining company intends to use the new funds for the development of its projects in southern Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under the deal, CITIC Metal will...
  • June 8, 2018
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) today announced the Student Direct Stream (SDS), which is available to students applying for a study permit from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Students from those countries who demonstrate upfront that they have the financial resources and language skills to succeed academically in Canada will benefit from faster processing times....
  • June 8, 2018
    Guelph, ON-headquartered Current Water Technologies Inc., a technology company applying its patented and proprietary technologies to the treatment of waste water and desalination water and drinking water contaminated by metals or nutrients, completed a June 2018 trade mission to Hebei province and Beijing, China. The delegation met with: the Governor of Hebei Province; the Mayor of Shijiazhuang,...
  • June 8, 2018
    Now in its seventh year, the Toronto Japanese Film Festival, organized by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC), showcases Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences, and the Japanese Film Academy. Programming addresses popular genres such as historical and contemporary dramas, comedies and action,...
  • June 7, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered Bluebird Battery Metals Inc., a company focused on the global exploration and development of strategic battery metals projects, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Oberon Gold Pty. Ltd., an Australian proprietary limited exploration company, from Providence Gold and Minerals Pty. Ltd., Darren Craig Glover, and Benjamin Leigh Harper. Oberon controls 100...
  • June 7, 2018
    Tokyo-headquartered UNIQLO, the global casual apparel retailer, today announced the opening of four new Canadian stores in fall 2018, including three new stores in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and one new store in the Greater Vancouver Area. The largest of the new UNIQLO stores to open in the GTA will be located at Vaughan Mills, with a sales floor of more than 20,000 square feet all on one...
  • June 6, 2018
    Montreal-headquartered Air Canada and Beijing-headquartered Air China Ltd. have signed a joint venture agreement that will increase co-operation on flights between Canada and China on key connecting domestic flights in both countries. The airlines say it is the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline. China has been a growing market for Air Canada and is set to...
  • June 6, 2018
    Toronto-headquartered Datametrex AI Ltd., a technology company focused on big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, has announced that its joint venture company, Graph Blockchain Limited, has secured a prototype contract with the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones and smart phones, valued at approximately C$300,000. Graph Blockchain will build a private...
  • June 6, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered Novoheart, a global stem cell biotechnology company, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Novoheart Ltd., has been awarded a government grant of C$400,000 from the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong. The grant has been awarded to Novoheart to further enhance the drug screening capabilities of its proprietary human heart tissue prototype....
  • June 5, 2018
    The anti-trade and anti-immigration policies pushed by the current United States administration have reinforced Canadians’ concerns about the global trend of protectionism. According to the findings of a new national opinion poll released today by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), there is an inverse correlation between perceptions of a worsening Canada-U.S. relationship and...

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