Blog Archive for 2010

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.
  • November 17, 2010  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Prime Minister Harper and three of his senior cabinet ministers spent much of the last week at two major international gatherings in Asia. The Seoul G20 meeting on 11-12 November was followed by the annual APEC Leaders' Summit in Yokohama. The close...
  • November 12, 2010  |  Authors: Yuen Pau Woo, Anne Park Shannon
    Who is the person driving the “last spike” in the iconic photograph of the completion of the Canadian Pacific railway at Craigellachie 125 years ago? Not the president of the railway George Stephen, as most Canadians might assume, but Lord...
  • June 9, 2010  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The Canadian International Council (CIC) has just released a report on Canada’s place in the world and strategies for enhancing Canadian influence on global issues. Open Canada: A Global Positioning Strategy for a Networked Age is an unconventional...
  • June 4, 2010  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    With the United States and EU stuck in a weak recovery, Canadian companies are looking to non-traditional markets for new opportunities, especially in Asia. According to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s 2010 investment intentions survey, 64%...
  • April 19, 2010  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    A significant majority of Canadians believe that 10 years from now, China's influence will exceed that of the United States. This finding, from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada's recent national poll of Canadian views on Asia, is remarkable not...
  • January 20, 2010  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The opera Nixon in China premiered in Houston in 1987, 15 years after the historic visit by the US president. By that time, the once-disgraced Nixon had re-emerged as an elder statesman of sorts. His counterpart, Chairman Mao Zedong, had been dead...

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