Surveys

  • May 25, 2016  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The rapid growth of Asian economies in recent decades represents a tremendous opportunity for British Columbia businesses. And yet there remains a gulf between the B.C.’s potential and current export performance in Asia. This is especially true for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which form the backbone of B.C.’s economy. To gain a better understanding of the opportunities and...
  • September 9, 2014  |  Authors: Eva Busza, Kenny Zhang, Nathan Allen, Pauline Stern
    This survey provides insights into the experiences and perceptions of Canadian firms actively engaged in China. It highlights the challenges firms face, explores their plans for expansion, and identifies best practices for conducting business with China. The focus of this year's survey is on intellectual property issues affecting Canadian businesses in China.  Click here to view the key...
  • November 4, 2013  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Results of a 2013 survey of Chinese companies’ outward foreign direct investment intentions. Canada ranks ninth as a destination for investment by Chinese companies with six percent of Chinese companies choosing Canada as their destination for future foreign direct investment. The survey is published jointly by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the China Council for the Promotion of...
  • October 8, 2013  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This survey is the first of its kind in measuring the activities and outlook of Canadian companies operating in Southeast Asia. The results show that Southeast Asia is emerging as a major source of growth for Canadian companies present in the region. The survey was conducted in partnership with the Canada-ASEAN Business Council and was sponsored by the United Overseas Development Bank.
  • May 14, 2013  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This survey asked an opinion panel of Asian practitioners to assess Canada's emerging relationship with Asia in the Arctic. Most respondents are reluctant to give Asia a greater role in Arctic governance with fewer than half of respondents supporting a role for Asian states.  Asia practitioners put environmental issues as a top priority for Canada's Arctic policy with a majority (59%)...
  • May 8, 2013  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canada provides official development assistance to 20 countries of focus around the world. In this survey, Canadians engaged in Asia were asked to assess Canada's current and future development assistance policies in Asia. 95% of the respondents supported Canada providing development assistance, with 42% believing that the focus of the aid should be in Asia. However, 82% disagreed that Canada...
  • April 3, 2013  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This survey asks Canadians engaged with Asia to assess the current state of Canada's energy relations with Asia. One key finding of the survey shows 82% agree that Canada needs to act now to take advantage of Asian countries' need for energy resources.  Moreover, a solid majority of 68% believe that the federal government should prioritize clean tech and renewable energy over oil and gas,...
  • December 3, 2012  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In this survey, Canadians engaged in Asia were asked to examine different dimensions of Canada-Asia relations when it comes to education, and the role it might play in helping Canada build closer relations with Asian countries. According to the results, 8-in-10 practitioners consider education to be the most critical component of any strategy to build closer relations with Asian countries....
  • November 27, 2012  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The survey identifies opportunities and challenges that face Canadian businesses in the Chinese market. The focus of this year's survey is on key policy issues affecting Sino-Canadian trade and investment. The results show that Canadian businesses are still profitable and growing in China, but many obstacles exist. The survey was conducted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada with...
  • July 23, 2012  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Canadians engaged in Asia were asked to examine different dimensions of Canada-Asia relations in negotiating a potential Canada-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). According to the results, China ranked among the top priority countries for Canada to negotiate an FTA. Accelerating FTA talks with China was viewed as a priority with 66% stating that a Canada-China FTA would increase their level of...
  • June 11, 2012  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This profile provides a snapshot of the Points of View Asia Pacific online panel members that is comprised of 1200+ Canada-Asia practitioners who are connected to Asia through business and professional interests.  It provides a unique and authoritative voice on Canada-Asia relations. Through short online surveys, members of the panel contribute their views and perspectives to evolving...
  • February 6, 2012  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In this survey, sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways, Canadians engaged with Asia were asked to consider different dimensions of the Canada-Asia relationship with respect to human rights. Among several key findings, the survey found 65% of respondents believed that promoting economic ties is the most effective way to improve human rights in the region.
  • September 7, 2011  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report highlights key findings from the third Points of View Asia Pacific survey of Canadians who are engaged in Asia. They are asked to consider different dimensions of the Canada-Asia relationship with respect to the energy sector.
  • June 2, 2011  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report highlights key findings from the second Points of View Asia-Pacific survey of Canadians who are engaged in Asia. They are asked to consider what an Asia strategy for Canada might look like by examining the value, impact, and potential policy actions and dimensions of a strategy for Asia.
  • April 27, 2011  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Results of a 2011 survey of Chinese companies’ outward direct intentions, including specific information on proposed Chinese investment in Canada.
  • February 28, 2011  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report highlights key findings from the first Points of View Asia-Pacific survey of Canadians who are engaged in Asia. They are asked to consider the economic and security outlook for Asia in 2011, the state of Canada’s relations with key countries in Asia, and the priority areas for Canadian government policy in Asia.
  • January 17, 2011  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Results of a 2010 survey of Chinese companies’ outward direct intentions, including specific information on proposed Chinese investment in Canada.   China Goes Global 2010 was produced in part with the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies, Simon Fraser University. 
  • October 26, 2010  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report summarizes key findings of the 2010 Survey of Canadian Businesses in China, undertaken by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada between August and October 2010. The report examines the perceptions of constraints to doing business in China and compares with similar studies done by American and German counterparts. The survey is the first of its kind focusing exclusively on the...
  • May 28, 2010  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Results of the 2010 survey of the short- and medium-term investment intentions of Canadian companies which already have a physical presence in Asia.
  • September 14, 2009  |  Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Results of a 2009 survey of Chinese companies' outward direct intentions, including specific information on proposed Chinese investment in Canada.  It shows a cooling in offshore investment intentions as a result of the global recession, although some 42% of 1,104 companies surveyed still intend to invest overseas, though generally not on a large scale.  Canada is seen as one of the top...

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