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  • Just Now
    Alberta’s TEC Edmonton has signed an agreement to collaborate with China’s Tsinghua University's research innovation incubator, Tsinghua University Science Park (TuStar). The collaboration will involve working with information technology, e-commerce and medical device companies from China, as well as with Canadian medical device and big data companies. The agreement was signed as part of a larger...
  • Just Now
    On Thursday May 11, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) will host a luncheon featuring APF Canada President and CEO, Stewart Beck, and Mr. Lu Shaye, the newly-appointed Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Canada. Mr. Beck will address how British Columbia businesses can secure the Chinese market for exports and will discuss the province's role in the bilateral relationship...
  • Yesterday
    Vancouver-headquartered Glance Technologies Inc. has announced it has entered into a letter of intent with a company that founds and finances businesses targeted to Chinese residents in Canada. The agreement is to create a mobile payment app that will target international Chinese students visiting and residing in North America. The parties plan to incorporate a new company to create the mobile...
  • Yesterday
    On May 12, 2017, the China Institute at the University of Alberta will host its 7th Annual National Forum on Chinese Investment in Canada in Vancouver. The Forum, entitled “A New Era of Canada China Trade Relations”, will feature policy makers and industry leaders discussing such topics as: China’s rise in international investment and trade; reassessing Canada’s economic partnerships with the US...
  • 2 days ago
    Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, and Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, co-chaired the launch of the Canada-China Economic and Financial Strategic Dialogue with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang in Beijing, China. The high-level Dialogue was announced last year following official visits of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to China and of Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, to...
  • 2 days ago
    The University of Calgary has signed a collaboration agreement with the Kerui Group to offer short-term training programs for oil and gas professionals at the Victor International Institute of Petroleum Training (VIPT) in Dongying, China. VIPT is a corporate education service for Shandong Kerui Holding Group Ltd., a Chinese oil and gas company operating in over 45 countries. Training will be...
  • 3 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Shanghai, China-headquartered Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) have announced their intention to purchase and privatize Nord Anglia Education Inc. (Nord Anglia) for a purchase price of US$4.3 billion, including repayment of debt. The transaction is subject to shareholder approval and customary closing conditions. Nord Anglia...
  • 3 days ago
    The Canadian Club of Toronto will host Canada’s Ambassador to China, John McCallum, on May 1, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for a talk entitled, “The China Opportunity: Thoughts From a Newly Minted Ambassador.” Ambassador McCallum will talk about opportunities for Canada in China and will share his views on how China is evolving and what this means for Canada’s political, economic, and...
  • 4 days ago
    Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, is travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Singapore; and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from April 22 to 28, 2017, as part of efforts to grow Canadian wood exports to Southeast Asia. The trip coincides with the visit of François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, to China. As part...
  • 4 days ago
    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Governor Ma Xingrui of Guangdong province in southern China have signed a sister-province relationship agreement to strengthen ties, work more closely on areas of shared interest, and facilitate trade and investment between the two jurisdictions. The agreement includes Guangdong’s plans to become one of China's top performers in improving water quality and...
  • April 21, 2017
    Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan has inaugurated the newly relocated office of the Consulate General of Canada in the Indian city of Chandigarh, the capital of the northern Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. The new office offers a wide range of services including assistance to Canadians, visa services, services to help companies do business in Canada, and services for Canadian companies...
  • April 21, 2017
    The National Bank of Canada (NBC) has become a new strategic shareholder acquiring a 22% shareholding in ONGO, Myanmar's leading mobile payments business. ONGO is the consumer-facing brand of Ronoc Asia, a subsidiary of the emerging markets investment business Ronoc. It offers retailer payment solutions, payroll programs, and direct-to-consumer services using the latest payments technology. ...
  • April 21, 2017
    The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and China’s BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) signed a letter of intent in Beijing as part of the Government of Alberta's Asia Pacific trade mission, to create a certified training course for servicing Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles (HDEVs), including coach buses, garbage trucks, airport service vehicles...
  • April 20, 2017
    Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. has entered into an exclusive sales agreement with South Korea-based Laguna Blends Inc. to market and distribute a complete line of cannabidiol-based cosmeceutical products that will be launched at the Seoul Food & Hotel trade show in May under the umbrella of the Canadian Pavilion. The exclusive sales agreement is...
  • April 20, 2017
    Calgary, Alberta-based Flyht Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has sold an automated flight information reporting system (AFIRS) to a new commercial airline customer in China to meet the airline’s satellite communications and data needs. The initial contract for the sale of AFIRS hardware is valued at approximately US$1.9 million, assuming Flyht provides the hardware over the full term of the five-year...
  • April 20, 2017
    Canadian manufacturing industries doing business in China will need to make technological upgrading a priority if they are to keep pace with Chinese and foreign companies that are rapidly enhancing their technology, according to Shifting Chinese Demand: New Opportunities for Canadian Companies, the latest in a series of reports from the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC). The report, which...
  • April 19, 2017
    The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA), in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), Invest Hong Kong (IHK), and Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) invite Canadian companies to a summit in Hong Kong to explore growing Belt and Road Initiative opportunities. Designed to boost trade and investment among 65 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, the...
  • April 19, 2017
    Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered film exhibitor Imax Corp. has announced it is extending its relationship with Chinese state-owned Omnijoi Cinemas, adding another 40 Imax locations through 2021. The new deal will more than double Omnijoi's number of Imax screens to 72. Omnijoi has become Imax's third largest partner in China and fifth largest in the world. The screens will be added to new...
  • April 18, 2017
    South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) has partnered with Canada’s fourth largest electricity distributor, Alectra Utilities, to supply energy to be produced from a microgrid system in Ontario. KEPCO and Alectra Utilities jointly built the microgrid complex, which is ready to supply energy for commercial use after it has completed tests for energy efficiency and reliability. A...
  • April 18, 2017
    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is travelling to China and Japan from April 17 to 27 on her first mission to the Asia Pacific region to help build relationships with key leaders and decision makers. Common themes will include opportunities to collaborate on climate change and growing capacity for clean technology and renewables. The mission’s priority is to diversify Alberta’s export market and...

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