Case Studies

  • August 27, 2019|Author: Xiaoting 'Maya' Liu
    Merchants investing most of their time studying how to do business on the leading electronic commerce platforms in Asia may soon find themselves falling behind the latest advancements in the online retail space. The recent buzz around “social...
  • To those who have been keeping an eye on China’s air pollution problems, results of the “Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan” (大气污染防治行动计划), also known as the “Ten Measures for Air,” were quite encouraging. Since the policy’s enforcement...
  • March 7, 2019|Author: Henry Shum
    Famed for the Bund, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its maglev rail system, Shanghai is a major international tourist destination. It is also an economic powerhouse, partly as a result of being the recipient of vast amounts of foreign direct...
  • November 6, 2018|Author: Amelia Duggan: Junior Research Scholar
    By the time Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped up his three-day visit to Beijing on October 27, companies from both countries had signed agreements to co-operate on more than 50 infrastructure projects, including building a smart city in...
  • May 26, 2017|Authors: Deanna Horton, Daniel Valls
    For over three years, our University of Toronto team has been looking closely at Canadian companies that have established themselves in Asia, and the location of over 600 companies and organizations are now recorded on our interactive CanAsia Map (...
  • January 31, 2017|Author: Dr. Iris Jin
    Immigrants have made great contributions to Canada’s economic development in its history of 150 years. As a recent APF Canada article pointed out, the Canadian government has called for an increase in annual immigration to ensure Canada’s future...
  • January 31, 2017|Author: Linda Qian
    “The way I see it, immigrants generally have three options when they arrive in Canada: study, settle down, and work. When I first came to this country two years ago, it was clear to me that if I wanted to settle down, I would have to work. Simply...
  • January 31, 2017|Author: Yingqiu Kuang
    In a two-storey office building in Burnaby, British Columbia, Jack He and his team are hard at work. They are busy finalizing the marketing strategy of their newly finished skincare product line, organizing healthy meal events, and preparing to...
  • January 31, 2017|Author: Yingqiu Kuang
    “I still remember, when I first invited people to taste my Yanjing beer in the early 2000s, most Canadians declined. They were concerned with the quality and teased that it might be poisonous,” Guo Shu says, laughing. “But now, they are very...
  • January 31, 2017|Author: Linda Qian
    In 2013, Leon Lu founded his seafood company, SeaAlliance, with its flagship “O2O” – online-to-offline – delivery service and FreshOTO online community. Although established in Vancouver, SeaAlliance and FreshOTO were inspired by two Chinese...

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