Reports

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • August 29, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The 2016 National Opinion Poll commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and undertaken by EKOS Research Associates examines Canadian attitudes towards Asia and perceptions of Canada-Asia relations. The 2016 survey provides fresh data...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • May 25, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The rapid growth of Asian economies in recent decades represents a tremendous opportunity for British Columbia businesses. And yet there remains a gulf between the B.C.’s potential and current export performance in Asia. This is especially true for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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