Research Reports

An occasional series presenting research results on areas of Canada’s involvement with Asia undertaken by Canadian and international scholars.
This report summarizes the findings of the International Seminar on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Open Talent Policies, which was organized by the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, Southwest Jiaotong University, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Held in Chengdu, China in November 2014, the conference provided the opportunity for Canadian, Chinese and other international...
March 04, 2015
This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the "Canada's Asia Challenge: Building Skills and Knowledge for the Next Generation" conference, held in Calgary in October 2014. The report reflects many of the contributions from speakers and participants, and provides a 'road map' for moving this agenda forward. Highlights from the report include: 1. We need to update our...
February 25, 2015
As the second phase of a two-part project focusing on intellectual property challenges facing foreign and Canadian businesses in China, this report contains the results and analysis of a survey of 229 Canadian companies actively engaged in China. It provides insights into the nature, sources, and impact of intellectual property infringement encountered by Canadian businesses and the types of...
February 12, 2015
The Asia-Pacific is the most economically dynamic region in the world and sits at the forefront of global efforts to effectively meet growing energy needs and combat climate change. On April 23–24, 2014, the Pacific Energy Forum gathered leading experts from Asia, Canada, and the United States in Seattle, Washington, to assess some of the key policy questions that North America and Asia face in...
November 12, 2014
In this report, Wang Tao assesses China as a potential market for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG). He provides an overview of the factors impacting demand for LNG in China, China's current LNG projects and licensing processes, factors influencing the growth of China's LNG market, and Canada's opportunities and competition in China's LNG market. This report is part of a series on Canada's LNG...
October 30, 2014
In this report, Ken Koyama assesses Japan as a potential market for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG). He provides an overview of the factors impacting LNG demand in Japan, challenges for LNG procurement, and Canada's strengths and weaknesses as a potential LNG exporter. This report is part of a series on Canada's LNG Opportunity in Asia. 
October 30, 2014
In this report, Rajrishi Singhal assesses India as a prospective liqueified natural gas (LNG) market for Canada. He provides an overview of natural gas and LNG supply and demand in India, factors impacting India's future LNG consumption, and Canada's strengths and weaknesses as an LNG supplier for India. This report is part of a series on Canada's LNG opportunity in Asia. 
October 30, 2014
Despite recent improvements in China's regulatory environment, intellectual property rights (IPR) issues continue to be a major problem for most foreign companies doing business there. This report provides an overview of China's changing IPR regime, the types of IPR challenges faced by foreign and Canadian businesses in China, the sources of these challenges, and an overview of strategies that...
October 07, 2014
Australia has been a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter in the Asia Pacific region for over 25 years. Canada is currently looking to enter the Asian LNG market, with at least 18 LNG projects currently under proposal. In this report, N. Ross Lambie and R. Quentin Grafton review the challenges, risks, and opportunities experienced by the Australian LNG industry and the anticipated changes...
September 17, 2014
This report summarizes the key findings and insights from the Canada-Asia Energy Technology Services Forum, hosted by the MacEwan University School of Business in association with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on April 29, 2014. The Forum brought together Canada and Asia-based energy leaders from industry, government, and academia for a discussion on how small and medium-sized Canadian...
September 11, 2014

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