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  • 7 hours ago
    Diane Wang, founder and CEO of DHgate.com, one of the most esteemed women entrepreneurs in China, and new member of APF Canada’s Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council, teamed up today in Beijing with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the first female premier of Ontario, for the benefit of Women Entrepreneurs globally. The theme for the meeting was “Digital era, the best era for women entrepreneurs...
  • 7 hours ago
    Continuing its 20-year quest to forge closer ties with postsecondary institutions and recruit more international students, who pay higher tuition fees than domestic students, Ontario’s Sault College is launching two new projects with Chinese schools. Colin Kirkwood, Sault College vice president, academic and research, told the college’s board of governors at their regular monthly meeting on...
  • Yesterday
    On November 23, 2017, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced a C$35 million initiative to improve awareness of and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for 1.75 million women and girls in Bangladesh. The five-year project will also provide expectant mothers, newborns, and children with essential health services and...
  • Yesterday
    The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today an investment of C$2.48 million to support the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) in their efforts to increase awareness and demand for Canadian farmed fish and seafood in the United States,...
  • Yesterday
    On November 28, 2017, the Royal Ontario Museum will launch its first annual South Asia Lecture featuring a thought-provoking presentation by Mumbai-based journalist and founding editor of The Wire, Sidharth Bhatia, and Canadian mixed-media artist, Panchal Mansaram, whose work has recently been acquired by the Museum. The inaugural event features a lecture on Art, Culture and Journalism by Bhatia...
  • 2 days ago
    On November 21, 2017, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, wrapped up a 10-day visit to China that raised the profile of Canadian agricultural products to Canada’s second-most valuable agri-food export market. The three-city mission will help Canada reach its goal of growing global agri-food exports to C$75 billion by 2025 by providing Canadians and processors...
  • 2 days ago
    Premier Kathleen Wynne, joined by Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade, and Ontario business and academic delegates, will begin her third business mission to China on November 24, 2017. The Premier will meet with business and political leaders in Beijing before travelling with to Nanjing, Chongqing, and Shenzhen. While in China, the Premier will focus on further bolstering Ontario's...
  • 2 days ago
    Two years after India announced the development of 100 "smart cities" to address the country’s rapid urbanization, the University of Toronto has entered into a partnership with Pune, one of the first urban areas identified as part of the initiative.  U of T, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, and the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. will focus on finding solutions to...
  • 3 days ago
    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) now has 12 Visa Application Centres (VACs) open in China to support the rising demand for temporary resident visa services there. According to IRCC, more than 500,000 visa applications have been received from China so far this year, which represents a 15 per cent increase over 2016. Seven new VACs in Nanjing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming,...
  • 3 days ago
    Waterloo, ON-headquartered BlackBerry Ltd., a cybersecurity software and services company, is expanding its network of embedded technology experts with two new partners in Japan: Fujisoft Incorporated, and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. The companies have joined a specialized Value-Added Integrator (VAI) program, announced by BlackBerry in March 2017, which aims to build a...
  • 3 days ago
    Montreal-headquartered CAE Inc., a civil aviation, defence and security, and health care markets training company, has concluded the acquisition of AirAsia's share of the Malaysia-based Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE), one of Asia’s largest training companies for airline and aviation professionals. The US$100 million acquisition allows CAE to expand its footprint in the fast-growing...
  • 4 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Manny Mogato, a journalist with Reuters in the Philippines and this year’s winner of the McLuhan Fellowship. Mr. Mogato’s presentation will focus on the spread of fake news in the Philippines and how it is undermining the news media’s role. He will also discuss what, in a time when human rights and other...
  • 4 days ago
    The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade; the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, concluded on a successful trade mission to India on November 17 aimed at showcasing the Canadian talent and technologies shaping tomorrow’s economy. Some 120 representatives from...
  • 4 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Copper Mountain Mining Corp. and Australia’s Altona Mining Ltd. have agreed to combine the companies under the Australian Corporations Act 2001, pursuant to which Copper Mountain will acquire the entire issued capital of Altona. Altona's principal asset is the Cloncurry Copper Project in Queensland, Australia, which envisages that a 7 million tonnes per annum open pit...
  • November 17, 2017
    Langara College students Lucy Morrow and Willy Sin have been selected to participate in the India Connect Scholarship Program that launched on August 9, 2017. The India Connect Program is the first in a series of country-specific scholarship programs that are part of APF Canada’s larger Asia Connect Program. Through this partnership, APF Canada and the Langara College Foundation will provide each...
  • November 17, 2017
    The annual B.C. wood products trade mission to Asia saw Forest Minister Doug Donaldson visit China and Japan this week. Donaldson stopped in Changzhou, Suzhou, and Nanjing, Jiangsu, and met with more than 30 forest products executives. Jiangsu is conducting a pilot project to use wood frame and wood hybrid construction in its massive urbanization program. Japan is a longtime customer for B.C....
  • November 17, 2017
    Changfeng Energy Inc., a TSX-listed energy provider in Sanya, Hainan, China, has announced that the joint venture (JV) company between Sanya Changfeng New Energy Investment Co., Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Changfeng Energy Inc., and EDF (China) Holding Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group has been established. The JV company is named Sanya EDF Changfeng Energy Management Co.,...
  • November 17, 2017
    Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau will travel to Bangladesh from November 21 to 23, 2017, to witness first-hand the devastating impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis and assess the best ways for Canada to assist the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled from Myanmar. Minister Bibeau will also meet with the Government of Bangladesh to discuss its...
  • November 16, 2017
    South Korea and Canada have signed a standing bilateral currency swap agreement that will enable the Bank of Canada to provide Canadian dollars to South Korean financial institutions and for the South Korean central bank to provide Korean won to financial institutions in Canada.
  • November 16, 2017
    India has imposed an immediate 50 per cent duty on pea imports, in a move to support India’s pea growers after prices fell below a support threshold set by the Indian government. India is Canada’s top customer for pulses. Canadian pea exports to India were at nearly 850,000 tonnes by the close of October.

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