Research Reports

An occasional series presenting research results on areas of Canada’s involvement with Asia undertaken by Canadian and international scholars.
  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...
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
This booklet illustrates how Asia matters for Canada through a series of infographics. Whether this is reflected in Canada’s merchandise exports, services trade, inward and outward investment, immigration, or inbound tourism, Asia‘s importance has been increasing across Canada. This publication is the first from The Asia Factor, a new APF Canada project dedicated to the study of each Canadian...
March 25, 2014
Although many of Canada’s leaders and high-profile reports have emphasized the importance of international education to Canada’s future, action to date has been modest and sporadic. On the ‘inbound’ side, which focuses on attracting students from other countries to study in Canada, we face intensifying competition. International students are highly coveted for their financial contributions to the...
March 19, 2014
The Canada-Korea Forum is a high-level, Track II dialogue on current important issues to both countries. The meeting alternates each year between Korea and Canada. This year, which also marked five decades of official relations between the two countries, Canada hosted the Forum in Ottawa. The 2013 Forum gave participants the opportunity to reflect on the factors that have sustained the bilateral...
March 05, 2014

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