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The APF Canada blog, written by our staff, fellows and occasional outside guests, provides timely insight and information on current affairs, developments in research, and upcoming and past events related to our work on Canada-Asia relations.
  • July 17, 2009|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The single biggest investment by a Chinese entity in a Canadian company was concluded on July 15 when China Investment Corporation (CIC) finalized its purchase of a C$1.7 billion equity stake in Teck Resources of Vancouver. A few weeks earlier, the...
  • July 3, 2009|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Royalty connotes continuity and stability, and the visit this week of the Emperor and Empress of Japan will likely leave many Canadians with an impression of Japan’s placid immutability. This would be mistaken, since Japan is going through a number...
  • June 19, 2009|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    Canada's west coast ports got a boost from Trade Minister Stockwell Day last week with the announcement of an advertising campaign to promote the Asia Pacific Gateway to potential customers in the US, Japan, South Korea, and China. Using the slogan...
  • February 25, 2009|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The global financial crisis has forced Canada to rethink the received wisdom about fiscal management. It should also force a rethink of the international economic order and how we must position ourselves for a post-crisis world. Can we count on our...
  • January 23, 2009|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The Finance Minister and his cabinet colleagues have been consulting furiously to get the input of Canadians on an appropriate fiscal response to the current economic crisis. There is already a consensus on the need for economic stimulus that will...
  • November 14, 2008|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    As Prime Minister Harper arrives in Lima for the APEC Leaders' Meeting, following the visits earlier this week of Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon and Trade Minister Stockwell Day, he will join counterparts from the 20 other member economies,...
  • October 28, 2008|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    More Asia Does Not Mean Less North America was the title of my op-ed for the Globe and Mail's special series on Canada in the World in April, 2008.  I argued at the time that Canada should position itself as a unique entry point for Asian...
  • October 15, 2008|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    The votes have been counted and a new Conservative government will soon be sworn in. But the votes of many Canadians were neither sought nor offered. This is the case for Canadians abroad who have lived overseas for more than five years. According...

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