Reports

  • January 30, 2019|Author: Jean-Francois Denault
    This Canada-Asia Agenda report from life sciences consultant Francois-Jean Denault explores how China and Japan are planning to reform their health-care systems in the years ahead, and also outlines the opportunities for Canadian companies in these two burgeoning markets.
  • November 27, 2018|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report provides recommendations for how Canada can better prepare for the coming era of closer engagement with China. Specifically, it looks at what Canada can do to support Canadian youth in developing the types of China competencies that will be valuable to their future employers. The...
  • November 14, 2018|Authors: Theresa Eriksson, Layland F. Pitt, Kirk Plangger
    Japan is a high-tech country, and e-commerce is on the rise. The island country has the second-largest e-commerce market in the Asia Pacific and the fourth-largest market in the world. For Canadian exporters, opportunities abound. The primary drivers behind the growth in the Japanese e-commerce...
  • November 7, 2018|Author: Scott Harrison
    In this examination of Canada-Japan twinning relationships, Canada-Asia Agenda author Dr. Scott Harrison explores the value of these initiatives for building transpacific ties and overall gains in provincial and national foreign policy.
  • October 10, 2018|Author: Dan Ciuriak
    China appears to have been surprised by the sharp escalation of its rivalry with the United States into a full-blown trade war. There are several practical options available for China to de-escalate the conflict …
  • May 14, 2018|Authors: Nathan Allen, Andrea Lawlor, Katerina Graham
    Recent public feuding between Canadian journalists and Chinese officials draws attention to coverage of China in the Canadian media. Here, our authors explore Canadian media coverage of China, and provide partial answers to a few key questions: Are the Canadian print media “fair” to China? Or do...
  • May 1, 2018|Author: Dan Ciuriak
    While the CPTPP’s impact on trade in the already highly open Asia Pacific region will be modest, the deal provides a welcome reassurance of open markets at a time when trade wars are being waged. Moreover, the CPTPP has several particularly beneficial features from a Canadian perspective.
  • February 27, 2018|Authors: Theresa Eriksson, Leyland F. Pitt, Kirk Plangger
    China’s cross-border e-commerce has been growing in recent years in terms of both volume and value. With increasingly sophisticated customers who have rapidly evolving expectations, Asia’s largest economy is expected to become the world’s largest e-commerce market by 2020, with e-commerce...
  • January 16, 2018|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    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...
  • December 11, 2017|Author: Qiang Zha
    International schools are booming in China. This phenomenon is certainly market driven, as Chinese society is increasingly open to the outside world, and a growing number of Chinese parents want their children to have alternative options for education. Author Qiang Zha explores the opportunities,...
  • December 7, 2017|Author: Yves Tiberghien
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rolled the dice and called a general election for October 22, a full year ahead of schedule. The election campaign was replete with drama. In the course of barely four weeks, years’ worth of political evolution took place on an extremely compressed scale and in a...
  • November 15, 2017|Author: Brian Job
    Canadians have watched from the sidelines as the crisis on the Korean Peninsula has spiralled upward, creating the greatest risk of the use of nuclear weapons since the Cuban missile crisis.
  • October 26, 2017|Author: Joelle Charbonneau
    LGBTQ movements are gaining strength and prominence across Asia. With the current global political situation, there is desire and an opening for Canada to become a partner for change within the region. The Canadian government has already taken steps on this front, announcing in June 2017 that...
  • July 25, 2017|Authors: The Milken Institute's, Jacqueline Irving, John Schellhase, and Jim Woodsome
    Despite their importance in creating private-sector jobs and diversifying economies, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) often struggle to access adequate finance. This problem has only become worse since the global financial crisis, due to bank deleveraging and possibly the adoption...
  • July 18, 2017|Author: David Webster
    Once the focus of human rights protests, East Timor (Timor-Leste) appears to have fallen out of the headlines since the country’s emergence as the 21st century’s first new independent state.
  • July 5, 2017|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In response to the changing landscape of economic opportunity, the Canadian government is currently exploring greater economic integration with China in the form of a free trade agreement (FTA). Negotiating such a deal will be challenging given the complexity of the issues at hand and the need to...
  • June 29, 2017|Author: J. Berkshire Miller
    In the latest Canada-Asia Agenda from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, author J. Berkshire Miller explores Japan's security evolution in the context of a shifting and dynamic Asia Pacific landscape.
  • 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 (viewable online here). The interesting story behind...
  • May 26, 2017|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    India is and will be an important economic, development, and higher education partner for Canada. To explore how Canada can increase and improve its higher education engagement with India, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), the International Education Division of Global Affairs...
  • May 12, 2017|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first formal meeting between Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The 10 ASEAN economies have evolved dramatically since then, and today rank among some of the most promising markets in the world. In August 2016, looking ahead to...

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