Asia Watch: Beyond the Headlines takes a deeper dive into the issues, topics, and trends covered by APF Canada's research analysts in the Foundation's twice-weekly newsletter, Asia Watch.
Featuring interviews with our writers and external subject matter experts, the podcast series explores current developments in Asia of interest and impact for Canadians.
Latest EpisodeJune 4, 2021 | Episode 8
India, COVID and Canada: A View to Recovery
This episode features APF Canada President & CEO Stewart Beck in a conversation with Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) President & CEO Victor T. Thomas in a discussion about India's terrifying second COVID-19 surge.
C-IBC council members have already raised more than C$30 million in donations to the Indian Red Cross and CARE India through their Canadian counterparts, amongst other charities, to provide local, on-the-ground assistance in cities across India. And efforts continue.
April 7, 2021 | Episode 7
Strategic Foresight : A Tool for Tomorrow
APF Canada Vice-President, Research, Dr. Jeffrey Reeves, chats with author and Distinguished Fellow Bart Édes, author of Learning from Tomorrow – Using Strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption, to discuss strategic foresight, its applications and implications for the COVID-19 pandemic, and what it can tell us about the world of tomorrow.
March 29, 2021 | Episode 6
Personal Perspectives: Our Researchers Discuss Anti-Asian Racism in Canada
In this special episode, APF Canada researchers Dongwoo Kim and Julia Nguyen discuss their personal experiences as young adult Canadians amid the re-emergence of anti-Asian racism during COVID-19, and the "visceral" impact of the recent racist and misogynist mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia that claimed the lives of eight people, including six Asian women.
March 9, 2021 | Episode 5
Olympic Boycott: Why Canada Should Participate in the Beijing 2022 Winter Games
APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Vice-President Research, Dr. Jeff Reeves, in special Asia Watch: Beyond the Headlines segment on Canada's participation in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics amid a rising international call for a boycott of the Games over allegations that China systematically violates human rights and undermines democracy through its policies in Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and Hong Kong.
March 1, 2021 | Episode 4
How Australia Took on Facebook and What It Means for Canada
APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Project Manager, Daniela Rodriguez, in a discussion about the battle between tech giants Facebook and Google and the Government of Australia in the lead-up to that country's ground-breaking news media law.
February 19, 2021 | Episode 3
Digital Determination: Southeast Asia's Drive Toward a Digital Economy
APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Project Manager, Daniela Rodriguez, in a discussion about the unprecedented acceleration in digital adoption in Southeast Asia as an engine of economic development, particularly in the context of the post-pandemic world.
February 11, 2021 | Episode 2
Cyber Censorship in Asia
APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Perspectives Asia Program Manager, Dr. Sreyoshi Dey, in a discussion about rising censorship in Asia – both of the internet and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and, more recently, Clubhouse.
February 4, 2021 | Episode 1
Inside the Coup in Myanmar: What Happened and What Happens Next
APF Canada President and CEO Stewart Beck joins the Foundation's Program Specialist Julia Nguyen in a discussion about the coup in Myanmar, including why it happened, what it means for the future of democracy in the country, and how it will impact the human rights issue around the Muslim minority Rohingya population.