Reports

  • August 23, 2019|Authors: Leyland Pitt, Theresa Eriksson, Kristin Matheson, Kirk Plangger, Karen Robson
    South Korea is the third largest e-commerce markets globally. Sales reached $71.2B dollars between domestic and international purchases in 2017 with over 30% of its citizens spending more than half of their monthly disposable income in online...
  • July 26, 2019|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Together, strategic communications firm Creative Fire and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada convened a roundtable on how to accelerate Indigenous business relations with Asia Pacific markets. This first-ever meeting between Indigenous business...
  • July 25, 2019|Author: Dongwoo Kim
    Artificial Intelligence Policies in East Asia: An Overview from the Canadian Perspective provides an overview of policies on artificial intelligence (AI) from three East Asian countries – China, Japan, and South Korea. This new report focuses on...
  • June 12, 2019|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 …
  • June 5, 2018|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • November 28, 2017|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.

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