Reports

  • November 29, 2016|Author: David A. Welch
    The South China Sea is one of the most important waterways in the world. Every year, $5 trillion worth of goods pass through it, including almost all of the oil imported by China, Japan, and South Korea. Tens of millions of people depend upon its fisheries for either food or livelihood. It is the...
  • October 31, 2016|Author: Justin Kwan
    This Executive Summary of the Asian Animation Industry provides an overview of the market conditions in the Asia Pacific and British Columbia. The summary provides an online resource that describes the animation production process, drawing on examples from East Asia (e.g. China, Japan, Korea),...
  • September 20, 2016|Author: Yingqiu Kuang
    This report, the third in our Contemporary China: An Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Series explores the nature and potential implications of the most recent Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) reforms under the presidency of Xi Jinping. This new round of SOE reforms is important not...
  • September 19, 2016|Author: Dr. Iris Jin
    This report, the second in our Contemporary China: An Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Series explores China’s health-care service sector. As health-care demands change and the system transititions, ongoing reforms of China's health-care service sector are being implemented to help...
  • September 15, 2016|Author: Dr. Annie Xiaoying Niu
    This report, the first in our Contemporary China: An Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Research Series, explores the emergence and explosive development of the financial technologies (fintech) sector in China. It introduces the main fintech business models and the major players in each model in...
  • September 8, 2016|Author: Karine Pontbriand
    In the 21st century, cyberspace has radically changed the way people live, communicate and interact, and is now a catalyst for economic development and prosperity. With 20 billion devices forecast to be online within five years, the world is already more interconnected than ever before — for better...
  • August 4, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Collaboration with Asia in the area of clean technology presents an ideal vehicle for advancing a proactive Canada-Asia strategy as it allows Canada to leverage its strengths in innovative research, services, and technologies, while helping Asian partners address a set of high priority, critical,...
  • June 24, 2016|Author: Aries A. Arugay
    On May 9, 2016, more than 55 million Filipinos cast their ballots in an electrifying, fiercely contested, acrimonious, and politically significant electoral contest.
  • June 15, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report was commissioned by the Canada Transportation Act Review Secretariat and submitted in September 2015. It describes global trends in Asia affecting the region’s future development and Canada’s transportation systems in the next 15 years. We identify major trends in the Asia Pacific under...
  • June 10, 2016|Author: Rufina K. Park
    South Korea is in the process of transforming its education system to better prepare the next generation for an emerging creative economy – one that will depend on individuals who can spot opportunities for cross-sectoral innovation in areas such as biotechnology and design, and create new products...
  • June 7, 2016|Author: Pitman B. Potter
    With the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) currently under review and free trade agreements in discussion with several economies in Asia, the question of linking human rights with trade policy looms large. In order to facilitate informed policy discussion on this important issue, UBC’s Asia Pacific...
  • May 25, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Welcome to the Guidebook on Doing Business in Asia: An Online Resource for B.C. Businesses. The Guidebook is an online resource for British Columbia businesses already active in Asia, or those that are considering entering Asian markets. The document provides links to various organizations and...
  • May 5, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The global nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads as demand for nuclear energy shifts from North America and Europe to developing Asia. On December 2, 2015, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada convened the Maximizing Canada’s Nuclear Energy Opportunity in Asia workshop in Toronto to assess...
  • April 22, 2016|Authors: Lotus Yang Ruan, Timothy Cheek
    What is going on in China's media today? No Twitter. No Facebook. No YouTube. Heavy censorship. Frequent arrest of rights lawyers. Harsh crackdown on activists and opinion leaders. The (Western) discussion on the Internet and social media in China often falls into a "state-versus-society" discourse...
  • April 20, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Executive Summary: The Asia Pacific is in the midst of internal transitions that will see the region become an increasingly significant player on the global economic and political stage. Asia's prominence in a multipolar world will continue to rise in the decades to come. Atlantic Canada business...
  • April 20, 2016|Authors: Céline Bak, President of Analytica Advisors Inc
    Canada's clean technology sector is the country's first new industry of the 21st century. In fact, more than 50,000 people are employed directly in more than 800 Canadian-owned firms and direct national employment in the clean technology industry now exceeds that of the aerospace manufacturing,...
  • April 20, 2016|Authors: Steven Russell, PhD
    Atlantic Canada has long been a trading region. The Canadian Encyclopedia states: "Prosperity came from wooden shipbuilding, the fisheries, forests and maritime carrying trades." Today, primarily because of its relatively small population, exporting has probably never been more important to the...
  • April 20, 2016|Author: The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise
    The ocean technology sector in Atlantic Canada has evolved in parallel with activities in related industries, including defence and security, energy, marine transportation, ocean science and observation, and food and tourism. Atlantic Canada has enjoyed a long history of ocean-related economic...
  • April 19, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In a small red barn just outside of New Ross, in rural Nova Scotia, business partners Dominic Rivard and Germain Bergeron are crafting cider, fruit wine and liquor with handpicked apples and grapes from the nearby Annapolis Valley. The pair bought the estate in 2010 and began producing and shipping...
  • April 19, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Based on Prince Edward Island, Island Abbey Foods has produced dehydrated honey since the early 2000s. John Rowe, CEO, knew his products would not only make a splash in Canada and the United States, but would also succeed in markets further afield. Rowe was convinced there were golden opportunities...

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