Agenda Canada-Asie

  • June 2, 2015  |  Author: Lynette H. Ong
    Xi Jinping is implementing harsh repression within as well as outside the system. Thus far, he seems to have the support of the other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of the...
  • April 30, 2015  |  Author: Bree Feng
    Although it has no Arctic territory, China has steadily increased its voice and engagement in the region, particularly during Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which began in May 2013 and...
  • April 16, 2015  |  Author: Kyae Lim Kwon
    With a vision to “redesign and build a strong carbon-neutral economy,” Ontario is joining British Columbia and Quebec in taking province-wide action on climate change. And it is doing this by putting...
  • April 14, 2015  |  Author: Jeff Kucharski
    Canada faces an uncomfortable energy predicament: internal constraints and developments beyond Canada’s borders increasingly challenge its ability to secure alternative markets for its energy...
  • April 7, 2015  |  Authors: Vivek Dehejia, Rupa Subramanya
    On April 14, a sitting prime minster of India will visit Canada for the first time in more than 40 years. The visit is an opportunity for Canadians to take stock of the changes Modi has ushered in...
  • March 4, 2015  |  Authors: Dan Ciuriak, Dmitry Lysenko, Jingliang Xiao
    Because of geography and specialization in production, Canada’s provinces are impacted differently by Canada’s free trade agreements. The recently concluded Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)...
  • January 29, 2015  |  Author: Jean Michel Montsion
    Many Singaporean citizens have begun to express frustration with the city-state’s heavily reliance on foreign workers. Specifically, they are taking issue with what they view as the state siding...
  • October 9, 2014  |  Author: Yves Tiberghien
    In Hong Kong, a famously non-political metropolis, it has been truly remarkable to see tens of thousands occupying three key locations in the city for over a week with myriads of creative posters,...
  • October 8, 2014  |  Author: Yuezhi Zhao
    October 1, 2014 marked 65 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. For the past 35 of those years, China has transformed itself by integrating into the global market system and...
  • July 30, 2014  |  Author: J. Berkshire Miller
    Last year marked a notable thaw in Japan-Russia bilateral ties after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prioritized improving relations with Moscow. Abe has reinforced this policy with several summit...
  • July 24, 2014  |  Authors: Grégoire-François Legault, Hatty Liu
    On June 18 of this year, Canada held talks with the Chinese government on establishing an offshore trading hub for the Chinese renminbi (RMB) (Chinese currency) in Canada. On the same day, the China...
  • May 21, 2014  |  Author: Yunnan Chen
    Water insecurity may be the biggest roadblock to China’s economic and social development in the coming decades. The country’s per-capita water supply is only about 25% of the world average, and it...
  • May 5, 2014  |  Author: Anjali Thomas Bohlken
    On May 16 the results of India’s 18th national elections will be announced. In this edition of Canada-Asia Agenda, Anjali Thomas Bohlken provides an overview of the key election issues, the...
  • April 7, 2014  |  Author: Nathan Allen
    In 2014 Indonesian voters will select a new government in a series of legislative and presidential elections. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), who has governed for 10 years, will be replaced. The...
  • March 19, 2014  |  Author: Jim Della-Giacoma
    When Ottawa moved to reinvigorate relations with Southeast Asia in 2012, there was some scepticism whether the full-court press on this neglected sub-region would have staying power. As the flurry of...
  • March 12, 2014  |  Authors: Hugh Stephens, Douglas Goold
    Hugh Stephens and Douglas Goold examine Taiwan’s expressed desire to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and President Ma’s request for Canadian support for Taiwanese membership....
  • February 17, 2014  |  Author: Aim Sinpeng
    In November 2013, observers in Canada and around the world watched as Bangkok again became embroiled in weeks of protests led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which lobbied to stop...
  • January 29, 2014  |  Author: Joseph Caron
    Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo recently caused a stir by visiting the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates those who have lost their lives in service to Japan, including 14 Class-A war criminals....
  • December 17, 2013  |  Authors: Yu Uchiyama, Satoshi Michidori, Ikuo Kume, Yoshiko Kojo
    This special edition of Canada-Asia Agenda focuses on recent changes and reforms in Japan spearheaded by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was reelected to a second term in office in December 2012. It...
  • December 12, 2013  |  Authors: Hugh Stephens, Don Campbell
    On October 18, Canada and the EU announced an agreement on the provisions of a Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA). The concessions that Canada was willing to make for the CETA may indicate a path...

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