Canada-Asia Agenda

  • October 27, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The Canada-US Nexus border pass points the way to a broader priority-access system for Canadian business travellers to APEC member economies that Ottawa has committed to implement within three years.
  • October 24, 2008  |  Author: Wade Huntley
    On September 6, 2008 the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) agreed to exempt India from its rules barring nuclear dealings with countries that lack comprehensive international safeguards on their nuclear...
  • October 23, 2008  |  Authors: Don J. DeVoretz, Catherine Sas
    Canada is experiencing its worst labour shortage in over 30 years. While immigration is often seen as a partial solution to the labour deficit, Canada faces serious challenges in facilitating the...
  • October 2, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Japan’s hospitals underpin one of the healthiest nations on earth, and at a lower cost than hospitals in Canada. A report comparing Japanese and Ontario institutions suggests Canada should study how...
  • July 25, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Exporting public education for a profit challenges the sense of Canadian values, but it is not necessarily bad as long as Canadian provincial authorities ensure that the costs involved in exporting...
  • June 10, 2008  |  Author: Yuezhi Zhao
    Beijing's censorship of news about protests in Tibet and during the Olympic torch relay has been widely misinterpreted in media comment in North America and Europe. Beijing's action was aimed mostly...
  • May 26, 2008  |  Author: Margaret Purdy
    Current security programs cannot respond adequately to the complex, interconnected Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative. The individuals, governments and businesses leading the Gateway...
  • April 17, 2008  |  Author: Debra Steger
    In December, the government introduced new guidelines for the review of foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) investing in Canada. Ottawa is in the middle of a...
  • April 15, 2008  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    As protests continue against China's policies in Tibet and its human rights record, a group of Canadian-based experts examined the issues and the role Canada might play. An appeal to China's...
  • March 9, 2008  |  Author: Claude Comtois
    Transportation-based trade gateways are at the centre of globalization. But as world trade grows, the intensive use of gateways creates a scarcity of resources, generates waste and affects the...
  • February 11, 2008  |  Author: David W. Edgington
    Japan is finding innovative ways to address its 'post-bubble' stagnation of the 1990s and the need to increase economic performance. Major policy changes have occurred in local development programs,...
  • November 27, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada's imposition of the 'toughest ever' economic sanctions on Burma for its human rights abuses complicates this country's already troubled ties with ASEAN. It also unveils a new-look 'values-...
  • November 6, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    While the backlash against toys made in China continues to grow, Canadian researchers have found that Chinese-made toys face no more recalls, in proportion to their market share, than toys imported...
  • November 1, 2007  |  Author: Abhishek Kaicker
    Many Western commentators now believe that Pervez Musharaff's days are numbered as Pakistan's President, but few have seriously considered what will come after his departure. This question has gained...
  • October 17, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Governments in countries like Singapore and South Korea have backed design education and awareness in a successful bid to boost economic growth. While Canada may not adopt the same methods to support...
  • October 3, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada and Canadians remain silent as the deal to allow India renewed access to American nuclear technology for power generation challenges Ottawa’s long commitment to nuclear non-proliferation....
  • September 30, 2007  |  Author: Kenny Zhang
    An earlier report by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada discussed the concept of the Canadian diaspora and estimated the size of this community at 2.7 million. This report provides demographic and...
  • September 13, 2007  |  Authors: Paul W. Beamish, Hari Bapuji
    The recall of an estimated 20 million Chinese-made toys by Mattel on August 14, 2007, coming in the wake of reports about other defective products made in China, has generated a severe reaction....
  • August 31, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Stephen Harper prepares to attend his second APEC Leaders’ Meeting, with the opportunity to discuss climate change and the aftermath of September 11 in a generally friendly environment. He can put...
  • July 18, 2007  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Quietly, China has become a giant in the supply of cultural goods to the world market. It dominates in exports of audiovisual products like video games and has grown rapidly in recorded media. A...

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