Canada-Asia Agenda

  • April 7, 2014|Author: Nathan Allen
    In 2014 Indonesian voters will select a new government in a series of legislative and presidential elections. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), who has governed for 10 years, will be replaced. The...
  • March 19, 2014|Author: Jim Della-Giacoma
    When Ottawa moved to reinvigorate relations with Southeast Asia in 2012, there was some scepticism whether the full-court press on this neglected sub-region would have staying power. As the flurry of...
  • March 12, 2014|Authors: Hugh Stephens, Douglas Goold
    Hugh Stephens and Douglas Goold examine Taiwan’s expressed desire to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and President Ma’s request for Canadian support for Taiwanese membership....
  • February 17, 2014|Author: Aim Sinpeng
    In November 2013, observers in Canada and around the world watched as Bangkok again became embroiled in weeks of protests led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which lobbied to stop...
  • January 29, 2014|Author: Joseph Caron
    Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo recently caused a stir by visiting the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates those who have lost their lives in service to Japan, including 14 Class-A war criminals....
  • December 17, 2013|Authors: Yu Uchiyama, Satoshi Michidori, Ikuo Kume, Yoshiko Kojo
    This special edition of Canada-Asia Agenda focuses on recent changes and reforms in Japan spearheaded by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was reelected to a second term in office in December 2012. It...
  • December 12, 2013|Authors: Hugh Stephens, Don Campbell
    On October 18, Canada and the EU announced an agreement on the provisions of a Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA). The concessions that Canada was willing to make for the CETA may indicate a path...
  • May 14, 2013|Author: Carin Holroyd
    The newest set of Arctic promoters come from Asia and their engagement in the region has revitalized interest in Arctic development as well as in the existing governance mechanisms. Canada has been...
  • April 4, 2013|Authors: Eleanor del Rio-Laquian, Aprodicio A. Laquian
    The main link between Canada and the Philippines rests on the 600,000 or so Filipinos who now call Canada home. The significant Filipino population in Canada has gained growing attention in the...
  • November 7, 2012|Author: Jeremy Paltiel
    The 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is set to start in Beijing on November 8, 2012. Despite every effort to project an image of stability, events of the past year have been...
  • October 23, 2012|Author: Kieran Bergmann
    The internet has become a powerful tool for information, association and expression for a growing audience in Southeast Asia, but this may be curtailed as governments hone in to extend controls over...
  • October 4, 2012|Authors: Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, Yves Tiberghien
    Relations between China and Japan have deteriorated to a near all-time low as the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands continues. Two Canadian experts weigh-in to analyze Chinese and Japanese...
  • August 30, 2012|Author: Robert Hanlon and Kenneth Christie
    Canada’s efforts to court Myanmar are in full swing this week as International Trade Minister Ed Fast makes his tour as the first Canadian Trade Minister to visit Myanmar. In this piece, authors...
  • August 8, 2012|Author: Brian Job
    A full-court press is now on for Ottawa to re-establish its relationship with Southeast Asia. A flurry of visits and new initiatives have shown that Canada has begun to attend to the ‘other half of...
  • June 18, 2012|Author: Hugh Stephens
    Despite regulatory challenges, growth in the cinema box office and television revenues in Asia has been phenomenal. Yet, the ‘Canadian brand’ within the media and entertainment industry in Asia...
  • May 31, 2012|Author: James Manicom
    The South China Sea is a recurrent flashpoint in East Asia that has recently threatened to destabilize East Asia. China and the Philippines are currently engaged in a standoff at Scarborough Shoal in...
  • March 23, 2012|Author: Paul Meyer
    High-level representatives from 53 states, including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, will be in Seoul to attend the second Nuclear Security Summit on March 26 and 27. For Seoul, the summit...
  • January 30, 2012|Author: Rahim Rezaie
    China and India are among several countries in Asia making significant progress in life science innovation. Countries from the Asia Pacific region have signaled a strong commitment to science and...
  • January 9, 2012|Author: Gerard Hervouet
    North Korea faces a critical transition with the recently announced appointment of Kim Jong-Un as leader and supreme commander of the country’s army following the sudden death of former leader Kim...
  • November 21, 2011|Author: Nelson Rand
    Since March 2011, Burma’s new government has initiated the most significant economic and political reforms for the country in over half a century. In light of these developments, Canada needs to...

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Editorial Committee

  • Brian Job

    Associate Director, Institute of Asian Research, UBC
  • Jean Michel Montsion

    Associate Professor of Multidisciplinary Studies, York University, Glendon College
  • Lynette Ong

    Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Ito Peng

    Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Toronto
  • Yves Tiberghien

    Director, Institute of Asian Research, UBC

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