Blog Archive for 2009

The APF Canada blog, written by our staff, fellows and occasional outside guests, provides timely insight and information on current affairs, developments in research, and upcoming and past events related to our work on Canada-Asia relations.
  • December 4, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The question is asked about the impacts of the global economy, and globalization more broadly, on the Asia Pacific region, looking out to 2025. This is curious because it inverts the more conventional problematique of today, which is to ask how...
  • November 12, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    When Prime Minister Harper visits India next week, it will come after a meeting with Asia Pacific leaders in Singapore, where he is attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.  This backdrop to Mr. Harper’s trip is emblematic...
  • October 6, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    China’s ascendency on the world stage has forced a reconsideration of its role in all aspects of international affairs. The least understood feature of China’s impact on the world economy is human capital. It isn’t simply that a population of 1.3...
  • July 17, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The single biggest investment by a Chinese entity in a Canadian company was concluded on July 15 when China Investment Corporation (CIC) finalized its purchase of a C$1.7 billion equity stake in Teck Resources of Vancouver. A few weeks earlier, the...
  • July 3, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Royalty connotes continuity and stability, and the visit this week of the Emperor and Empress of Japan will likely leave many Canadians with an impression of Japan’s placid immutability. This would be mistaken, since Japan is going through a number...
  • June 19, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Canada's west coast ports got a boost from Trade Minister Stockwell Day last week with the announcement of an advertising campaign to promote the Asia Pacific Gateway to potential customers in the US, Japan, South Korea, and China. Using the slogan...
  • February 25, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The global financial crisis has forced Canada to rethink the received wisdom about fiscal management. It should also force a rethink of the international economic order and how we must position ourselves for a post-crisis world. Can we count on our...
  • January 23, 2009  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The Finance Minister and his cabinet colleagues have been consulting furiously to get the input of Canadians on an appropriate fiscal response to the current economic crisis. There is already a consensus on the need for economic stimulus that will...

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