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  • 12 hours ago
    Pitt Meadows, B.C.-headquartered Naturally Splendid Enterprises Ltd. (Naturally Splendid) has received approvals in Japan for two of its canabidiol capsule products for distribution under the country’s food supplement category. Naturally Splendid plans to immediately begin selling/marketing both products in Japan with its partner First Step Japan. Naturally Splendid is a biotechnology and...
  • 12 hours ago
    Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps is leading her second trade mission to China and Japan this week. The 10-day visit includes meetings in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Victoria’s sister city, Morioka, Japan, with a focus on exporting local innovation in clean tech, manufacturing, education, film and tourism. Councilor Margaret Lucas, acting city manager Jocelyn Jenkyns, and Kerri Moore, Victoria’s...
  • 12 hours ago
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered Glance Technologies Inc. (Glance Pay) has entered into an agreement with Euro Asia Pay Holdings Inc. to license its existing mobile payment system to create an app tailored for residents, students and tourists in North America from Asia and Europe. Glance Pay will provide payment services similar to those in China and Europe using its ‘Glance Pay Anywhere’ technology...
  • 4 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting a lunchtime talk with Robb Wood, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Northwestern University in Qatar, and a former producer at Al Jazeera in New York and Washington. “Making an Impact on Policy and Industry with Collaborative Research and Accessible Reporting” is a one-hour talk from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday October 17, 2017. The...
  • 4 days ago
    Vancouver, B.C.-based EnWave Corporation has signed a commercial royalty-bearing licence with Howe Foods Pty Ltd. (HFG), a diversified company and the second largest producer of bananas in Australia. The licence grants HFG the exclusive right to use EnWave’s proprietary radiant energy vacuum dehydration technology to produce dried banana products in Australia, and the non-exclusive right to...
  • 5 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada has released a new dialogue through its China Research Partnership ‘Interview Series’ on the topic of the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (Oct. 18). The discussion is hosted by Iris Jin, senior program manager, and Charles Labrecque, project specialist, both of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and features commentary and...
  • 5 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada today released another episode in The Youth Element podcast series about youth cultures in the Asia Pacific. The series is the brainchild of post-graduate research fellows Justin Kwan and Linda Qian. This episode, “Politically Charged Youth in South Korea,” explores the catalytic role South Korean youth played in the eventual downfall of President Park. Click...
  • 5 days ago
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has committed an initial allocation of up to US$350 million to the Alpha Data Centre Fund (ADCF) of Singapore’s Keppel Capital, with the option to invest another US$150 million. ADCF aims to develop a quality portfolio of new and existing data centre assets in the Asia Pacific and Europe. CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that...
  • 6 days ago
    Sudbury, Ontario-based Science North, Canada's 2nd largest science centre, recently signed a co-operation memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Grandview Enterprise Co., Ltd., in Guangzhou, China. The MOU will formalize their relationship and will leverage Science North's expertise in science centre operations, science education, commerce, professional services, and talent training to aid in the...
  • 6 days ago
    Mackenzie Investments, an investment management firm based in Toronto, announced on October 10, 2017, the launch of Mackenzie All China Equity Fund, which will be sub-advised by China Asset Management Co., Ltd. (China AMC), a Beijing-headquartered, privately-owned investment manager. Mackenzie Investments recently acquired a 13.9% interest in China AMC. Together with Power Corporation of Canada,...
  • 6 days ago
    Etherparty, a Vancouver-headquartered company that provides a user-friendly platform to create, use and manage smart contracts, has announced it will be partnering with Singapore-based Global DCX, an innovative digital currency exchange that will be launching in October. Global DCX plans to scale its platform rapidly, with a goal of entering several markets by the end of this year beginning with...
  • 7 days ago
    The State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO) has granted a Chinese patent for Vancouver-headquarter Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s product, a patch containing Ariprazole, in development for the treatment of certain psychiatric disorders. This patent has also been granted in the US, Russia, Mexico, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
  • 7 days ago
    Japan Gold Corp., a Vancouver-headquartered foreign mineral exploration company, has expanded its gold exploration portfolio in Japan with the addition of two new projects in Southern Kyushu. The Tobaru and Ohra-Takamine projects cover historic gold-silver mines in a prospective and relatively underexplored part of the province. With the addition of these new projects, the company's portfolio now...
  • 7 days ago
    SouthGobi Resources Ltd., a Vancouver-headquartered coal mining company, has entered into an investment agreement with Beijing De Rong Tai Investment Co., Ltd. (BDRT) in connection with the Company's development of the Ceke Port Eco-friendly Bonded Logistics Park project (Ceke Logistics Park). Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, BDRT has agreed to invest RMB 231 million in instalments by July...
  • October 6, 2017
    McGill University has entered into a formal partnership with Japan’s National Institutes of Physiological Sciences (NIPS), an inter-university national research institute based in Okazaki, Japan. The purpose of this MOU is to further strengthen the leading neuroscience research being done at both institutes. The partnership will provide collaborative exchange, training opportunities, and bi-...
  • October 6, 2017
    Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, has announced her intention to lead Canada's first creative industries trade mission to China in April 2018. This mission will support Canadian businesses in the creative industries who are looking to further new partnerships and build business-to-business relationships in China, as well as strengthen the cultural and economic relationships between...
  • October 6, 2017
    Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry Ltd. has added six new partners in India, furthering the company's commitment to growing its global ecosystem of enterprise software partners and developers. The partners were awarded ‘gold seal’ status to design, architect, implement, and support BlackBerry solutions in India, and include: ACPL Systems Pvt. Ltd., Galaxy Office Automation Pvt. Ltd., Jainam...
  • October 5, 2017
    Montreal-headquartered LGC Capital Ltd. has entered into an agreement with licenced Australian medical cannabis company Habi Pharma Pty. Ltd. of Perth, Australia, conducting business as Little Green Pharma, for the acquisition of a strategic interest in Little Green Pharma. The deal has now been authorized by the TSX Venture Exchange, and is scheduled to close on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Little...
  • October 5, 2017
    Ottawa-headquartered BetterU Education Corp. is partnering with Adobe to help upskill the next wave of digital talent in the Indian market. Self-paced learning from Adobe Digital Learning Services on Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Analytics for web experience authors and digital analysts will now be available through BetterU's Global Education Marketplace. The Digital India initiative of...
  • October 5, 2017
    Episode 4 of The Youth Element, “Beyond Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan” was released today by the Asia Pacific Foundation and its two post-graduate research fellows, Justin Kwan and Linda Qian. This latest installment explores both the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, two movements sparked and sustained by youth and their...

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