Canada-Asia Agenda

  • August 21, 2003  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    China's state-owned oil and gas sector is striving to secure long-term sources of foreign energy capable of sustaining strong industrial growth. Beijing believes that in the wake of the Iraq conflict...
  • May 23, 2003  |  Author: Nizar Assanie
    Emerging India: Canadian Business Perceptions on Trade and Investment is the first comprehensive national survey of Canadian business perceptions of India. The survey analyzes the responses of senior...
  • March 10, 2003  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    More than a year after Beijing's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the impact of China's global integration remains uncertain despite many encouraging signs and enhanced market...
  • February 6, 2003  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    On February 25, Roh Moo-hyun, successor to President Kim Dae-jung as leader of the Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), will become South Korea's ninth president. Roh's economic and social agendas are...
  • October 24, 2002  |  Author: Earl Drake
    The last formal statement of this country's foreign policy, Canada in the World, was published in 1995. The government has indicated it will soon undertake a review of foreign policy, or at least...
  • September 11, 2002  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The tag "one year after September 11" risks becoming as much of a cliché as the statement that “everything changed on September 11.” Nonetheless, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and...
  • June 28, 2002  |  Author: Subhash Agrawal
    The opportunity offered by China's entry into the World Trade Organization, capping a 20-year surge of economic progress, has captured the imagination of Western business. In the view of many outside...
  • May 22, 2002  |  Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Vancouver has long been recognized as Canada's "Gateway to the Pacific." This is more than a simple statement of the city's position as a natural portal to the Pacific Ocean and Asia beyond. There...
  • March 6, 2002  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    An estimated 10 million newly affluent Chinese will travel overseas this year to Asian destinations. A recent survey found that about three million members of this new middle class want to travel...
  • January 8, 2002  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Most Asian nations have felt an impact from the September 11 terrorist attacks of the US that will likely continue over the next few years. Whether through new diplomatic alignments, more complex...
  • November 8, 2001  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The ninth annual Leaders' Meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC), intended to be another step toward deepening economic interdependence in the region, was held under radically...
  • May 10, 2001  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Free trade with Japan is not a new idea. However, it is an idea that has not had much public debate, even among businesses that are most likely to be affected by such an agreement. A year ago, the...
  • March 27, 2001  |  Author: Jack M. Mintz
    There is a case to be made for Canada negotiating a tax treaty with Hong Kong. The territory has always been considered a tax haven, with an abnormally low tax regime set to lure capital from other...
  • February 8, 2001  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Foreign direct investment (FDI) has become the main source of capital for developing countries, to the mutual benefit of the recipient countries and foreign investors. However, in part because of...
  • December 21, 2000  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Three years after the onset of the economic crisis, a new Asia is emerging. Spurred by dissatisfaction with the perceived failure of global institutions to mitigate the economic downturn, and by...
  • November 1, 2000  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada is facing challenges to its foreign policy toward Asia no matter which candidate - Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush or Democrat Vice-President Al Gore - wins the US presidential...
  • October 18, 2000  |  Author: Jim Storey
    Companies devote much time, effort and money to understanding and managing the perceptions held by their customers, suppliers, employees, and capital markets. Whether called marketing, public...
  • July 28, 2000  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The Asian economic crisis showed that countries are vulnerable to unexpected changes in political sentiment. This is forcing business and government to refine their approaches to decision-making and...
  • June 14, 2000  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    There is a growing dichotomy in the way the world sees India after ten years of rapid political, economic and social change. On the one hand, there is the India of increasing political stability and...
  • May 3, 2000  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The inauguration of Chen Shui-bian of the Democratic Progressive Party as President of Taiwan on May 20 will be a watershed, not only for the Taiwanese but also for China and Asia Pacific. The end of...

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