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  • 4 days ago
    Kanata, Ontario-based Clearford Water Systems Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Essel Group Pvt., an Indian conglomerate based in Mumbai. The companies agreed to forge a strategic partnership to bring Clearford's proprietary all-in-one waste water collection and treatment system (Clearford One) to India. The MOU was signed on February 5 as part of Premier of Ontario...
  • 4 days ago
    Hainan Airlines plans to launch non-stop service from Calgary to Beijing. Starting June 30, 2016, Hainan will operate a two-class Boeing 787 Dreamliner three days a week. The new flight complements the carrier's existing non-stop service from Toronto to Beijing, where connections can be made to other major cities in China.
  • 5 days ago
    ASTRO-H, Japan's flagship astronomy mission slated for launch February 12, 2016, will carry Canadian technology developed in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency as well as researchers from Saint Mary's University, University of Waterloo, and the University of Manitoba. The Japanese space observatory will be fitted with a unique laser measurement system, the Canadian ASTRO-H Metrology...
  • 5 days ago
    The Munk School of Global Affairs is hosting an event to mark 45 years of Canada-China relations, as well as the launch of a report entitled, Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations. The new report contains analyses of issues ranging from Canada’s role in reforming China’s legal system, Canada’s approach to the South China Sea maritime disputes, and strategies for engagement between...
  • 5 days ago
    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, during her ongoing trade mission to the country. The two discussed how to use shared knowledge to strengthen co-operation. The Premier also met with the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal, and with the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar. The Premier signed a Memorandum of...
  • 6 days ago
    About Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd., a Vancouver-based biotechnology company specializing in plant-derived ingredients, nutrient-dense foods, and related products, has announced it has received an initial purchase order for C$924,000 from Korea Beauty & Health Care Co., Ltd. (KBH) based in South Korea. The first shipment of 20 tonnes of hulled hemp seeds will leave B.C. on February 5,...
  • 6 days ago
    The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). SCC and KATS have agreed to continue adopting international standards to ensure that national standards do not present technical barriers to trade. They also agreed to continue to exchange information and facilitate collaboration between Canadian and...
  • 7 days ago
    The Government of British Columbia has made available $200,000 for scholarships to help send student groups and teachers on exchanges to Japan and China. The award program encourages students and teachers to build on multi-cultural partnerships and increase student mobility between China, Japan and B.C.  Student groups need a minimum of five students and, if approved, will receive $5,000-to...
  • 7 days ago
    The Korean Culture and Information Service is accepting fellowship applications for its K-Fellowship for Arts and Culture. The fellowship covers costs for arts and culture professionals to travel to South Korea to network and see the country first-hand. Applicants must be Canadian permanent residents, have an established career in the Canadian arts and culture industry, and be able to travel to...
  • 7 days ago
    Toronto-based Royal Nickel Corp has agreed to acquire a 67 per-cent interest in Salt Lake Mining (SLM) in exchange for 32.5 million RNC common shares and C$2.5 million in cash, subject to certain conditions. SLM is a private company whose main asset is a 100 per cent interest in the Beta Hunt Mine, a nickel and gold producer located in the Kambalda mining district in Western Australia.
  • February 1, 2016
    Twenty-one places of historical significance to the Chinese-Canadian community are being recognized by the Government of British Columbia under the Heritage Conservation Act. The selection of the sites was announced by Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism. The initiative fulfils a commitment in the Chinese...
  • February 1, 2016
    Zhiye Photoelectric Precision Technology Ltd. of Nanjing, China has formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HQ Vancouver to upgrade its Vancouver sales office to its North American headquarters, and to open a research and development (R&D) and production facility. Zhiye Photoelectric specializes in photo-etching technology and has had a sales presence in Vancouver since 2007...
  • January 29, 2016
    A new report on entrepreneurship in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region will be the focus of an event at Ryerson University in Toronto on February 2. The report, ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship 2014/15: Driving ASEAN Entrepreneurship is published by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and supported by a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)....
  • January 29, 2016
    Export Development Canada (EDC) has announced $US1.5 million in financing for British Columbia-based company Vanrx Pharmasystems Inc. (Vanrx) to grow sales in the U.S. and India. Vanrx is an industry leader in aseptic processing for syringes, vials, or cartridges used in the delivery of vaccines and medicines. EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance assistance to...
  • January 29, 2016
    Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Benoit-Pierre Laramee, announced that Canada has officially joined an initiative to improve factory safety and workers’ rights in the ready-made garment sector in Bangladesh. The Sustainability Compact includes the Bangladesh government, the EU, International Labour Union (ILO) and the U.S. government, and was first initiated in July 2013 after the Rana...
  • January 28, 2016
    The Korean Culture and Information Service, a government agency under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, is accepting applications from Canadian journalists for a one-week visit to Korea. The offer is part of the K-Fellowship for Foreign Press, which provides a chance for foreign journalists to learn about Korea first-hand. The fellowship covers return airfare...
  • January 28, 2016
    Simon Fraser University health sciences researchers have been granted C$1.5 million from Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada and the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to deliver mental health services aimed at alleviating depression. Elliot Goldner, director of the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA...
  • January 28, 2016
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) today announced the release of its comprehensive advisory paper to the Government of Canada, Building Blocks for a Canada-Asia Strategy. The advisory document offers 10 recommendations for the consideration of the Government of Canada as it articulates an effective, forward-looking Canada-Asia strategy. The paper will be released today at Canada...
  • January 27, 2016
    Rogers Communications Inc. has added Asia and Oceania to its Roam Like Home plan for Canadians travelling to the Asia Pacific with their mobile phones. Starting today, Rogers customers can pay $10 per day for unlimited talk and text through their Share Everything plan in new destinations, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. Rogers...
  • January 27, 2016
    Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan is joining Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to lead a delegation of business and education representatives on a mission to India from January 31 to February 6. The mission is aimed at deepening relationships with the world’s fourth-largest economy. The premiers will meet with key federal and state ministers in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, and...

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