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  • 3 days ago
    Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators, led by Liberal MP Bob Nault, recently completed a trade and cultural visit to Taiwan. The delegation met with Taiwan's President, H.E. Tsai Ing-wen, the Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, Executive Yuan, Ms. Hsiao-Yueh Chang, President of the Legislative Yuan, Hon. Jia-Chyuan Su, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Wu Chih-Chung, Mr. Ming-...
  • 3 days ago
    Two major Canadian fertilizer companies, Agrium and PotashCorp of Saskatchewan, merged in December to form Nutrien Ltd., which is now the largest fertilizer producer in the world. According to Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, the new entity has committed to establishing its headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Agrium was previously headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Wall said recently that...
  • 3 days ago
    The Royal Canadian Mint is suing its Australian counterpart over the way it prints red poppies on its commemorative Remembrance Day coins. Documents filed in Australia's Federal Court allege The Royal Australian Mint used without permission a printing method patented by the Canadian mint in 2013. The Royal Canadian Mint is demanding that Australia's 500,000 commemorative $2 coins, in circulation...
  • 4 days ago
    Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation technology and hydrogen fuel cell systems, today announced that it has received an order valued at C$7.8 million to supply fuel cell power systems for zero-emission vehicles in China. For competitive reasons, the customer’s identity was not disclosed, and shipments are expected...
  • 4 days ago
    Ontario-headquartered ABcann Global Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary, ABcann Australia Pty. Ltd., has received an import licence from the Federal Office of Drug Control in Australia. Pending necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, ABcann intends to supply medicinal cannabis to the Australian market via the Australian Department of Health's Therapeutic Goods...
  • 4 days ago
    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada will host an informal conversation with Paul Thoppil, CFO of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, at its Vancouver office on the afternoon of January 19, 2018. The conversation will focus on how First Nations communities in Canada can capitalize on opportunities in the Asia Pacific. APF Canada had an opportunity to catch up with Mr. Thoppil prior to his...
  • 5 days ago
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has announced the conclusion of the Vancouver Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, co-hosted with Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State. At the meeting, Freeland set the conditions for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. She reaffirmed that Canada will continue to work with partners in the region and globally...
  • 5 days ago
    Minister of International Trade François-Philippe Champagne today announced two new initiatives to strengthen Canada's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad. The first is the creation of an independent Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE), the first of its kind in the world. The CORE will investigate allegations of...
  • 5 days ago
    Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered CVR Medical Corp., a medical diagnostics technology company, has signed an official letter of intent with Guangzhou LangRun Equity Investment Management Co. Ltd., a professional equity investment fund management platform company headquartered in Guangzhou, China. LangRun plans to create the LangRun Asset Fund, focused on investment in medical devices specific to...
  • 6 days ago
    Faced with the twin challenge of maintaining its unprecedented pace of economic growth while protecting the environment and enhancing the quality of life for its citizens, the Chinese government has turned to promoting the development and adoption of clean technologies. This has led to a significant increase in the amount of investment in the cleantech market, and improvements in regulations....
  • 6 days ago
    Toronto-headquartered fintech firm First Global Data Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement with Hong Kong-headquartered China Smartpay to deliver cross-border payment solutions for Chinese vacation travellers and students studying overseas. The service will allow WeChat users in China to travel to the United States, shop at a U.S. retail location, and purchase goods using the funds on...
  • 6 days ago
    The Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula, co-hosted by Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, kicked off this morning in Vancouver, Canada. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said though its talks with North Korea are a "significant first step toward restoring inter-Korean relations," North...
  • 7 days ago
    Quebec’s Feldan Therapeutics and South Korea’s Green CrossLabCell have announced a joint research collaboration to develop low immunogenicity, high-performance natural killer (NK) anticancer treatment. The project, which is part of the Canada-South Korea Science, Technology and Innovation Projects sponsored by the National Research Council of Canada and the Korea Institute for Advancement of...
  • 7 days ago
    Vancouver-headquartered Angkor Gold Corp., a leading mineral explorer in Cambodia, has announced an additional diamond drill and regional exploration program at Halo on Angkor's Oyadao South licence, in conjunction with its exploration partner, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). The program includes US$1 million in planned expenditures up to the end of March 2018. JOGMEC was...
  • 7 days ago
    Montreal-headquartered St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp.’s wholly owned subsidiary, ZeU Crypto Networks Inc., a private blockchain technology company, has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire all of the blockchain and smart contract technologies assets of Qingdao Tiande Technologies Inc., a Chinese private company. The proposed consideration for the transaction is an aggregate...
  • January 12, 2018
    Calgary-headquartered Zenith Energy Ltd., an international energy production and exploration company, has entered into an exclusivity agreement for the acquisition of various production and exploration licences in a Central Asian country. The proposed acquisition envisages Zenith acquiring a combined total acreage covering approximately 3,600 square kilometres. Specifically, these include...
  • January 12, 2018
    Dr. Yuezhi Zhao, Professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Political Economy of Communication at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, will give a talk on January 31 at Simon Fraser University on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The talk will explore how this initiative is reshaping Chinese foreign policies and trade relationships with major Eurasian and African countries....
  • January 11, 2018
    Premier John Horgan will be travelling to China, South Korea, and Japan for 10 days in January to promote bilateral relationships between British Columbia and three of the province’s largest trading partners. He will be accompanied in all three countries by Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, Bruce Ralston, and Minister of State for Trade, George Chow. Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture...
  • January 11, 2018
    Vancouver-headquartered CVR Medical Corp., a medical company focused on the commercialization of a proprietary subsonic, infrasonic, and low frequency sound wave analysis technology, has signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) of the Republic of South Korea. The MOU states the mutual interest and intended collaboration on new business...
  • January 11, 2018
    Ottawa-based Wi-LAN Inc., a Quarterhill Inc. company, which focuses on patent licensing and helping companies unlock the value of intellectual property by managing and licensing their patent portfolios, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, IPA Technologies Inc., has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Kyocera International, Inc. (Kyocera).  The license...

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