Reports

  • April 19, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    For its Atlantic Canada Business in Asia Consultation report, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) consulted businesses from Atlantic Canada that are exporting to Asia in order to learn more about their experiences in doing business in this part of the world and to better understand...
  • February 24, 2016|Author: Camilo Pérez-Restrepo
    APEC is back in Latin America for the first time since 2008 in a new context of economic growth and during a moment where important structural reforms are taking place. This article provides Canadian policy-makers and business with a fresh perspective on APEC, its priorities in 2016, and the role...
  • January 28, 2016|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The economic and political rise of Asia marks one of the defining shifts of the 21st century. In an increasingly globalized and competitive world, how Canada responds and positions itself to take advantage of this transformation will shape its future. The growing significance of Asia has...
  • January 8, 2016|Author: Joseph Wong
    With this month's elections there are big questions about the future of Taiwan: Will the anticipated government turnover lead to major policy changes? Will cross-Strait relations deteriorate?
  • November 30, 2015|Author: Amitendu Palit
    Narendra Modi became India’s 15th Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, after leading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a spectacular victory in the general elections to the Indian Parliament. Despite it’s impressive victory, the Modi Government in India is encountering challenges in implementing...
  • November 10, 2015|Authors: Harald Bathelt, Peng-fei Li
    Although there is a very large Chinese immigrant community in Canada, economic linkages between the two countries are still quite limited. In this report, we examine the patterns of Canadian investments in China at the cluster and city-region levels, and the process through which Canadian firms...
  • November 5, 2015|Authors: Charles Krusekopf, Juana Du
    China piloted special economic and technological zones to develop international collaborations and experiment with policy design. This report offers a preliminary overview of three innovation zones in China: Suzhou Industrial Park, Tianjin Eco-city, and Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing. The...
  • October 15, 2015|Author: Bruce Matthews
    It’s a time of uncertainty in Sri Lanka, as grassroots nationalist passions threaten to disrupt the prospect for real stability and prosperity amid the challenges of a major human rights accounting.
  • September 22, 2015|Author: David Zweig
    Under “one country, two systems,” the framework for managing Hong Kong’s reversion to Chinese sovereignty, the city was to maintain “a high level of autonomy” and its own institutions for 50 years.
  • September 17, 2015|Authors: Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, Moxi Zhang
    This report explores the potential for partnerships between incubators and accelerators in China and those in Canada. Its point of departure is the successful partnership between Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone incubator and Zone Startups India developed at the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute in...
  • September 8, 2015|Author: Netina Tan
    Singapore is holding a snap general election on September 11, 2015. The campaign period is just nine days. This is the country’s first election without its influential former leader, Lee Kuan Yew.
  • July 30, 2015|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Asia Factor 2015 is the third publication for the Asia Factor Project, a multi-year initiative with the goal of exploring how each Canadian province and territory has been affected by the relationship between Canada and Asia. This project provides a comprehensive resource of information and...
  • July 21, 2015|Author: Bruce Matthews
    Myanmar is at a political crossroads of great national consequence as it prepares for a crucial election on November 8, 2015. Much is at stake. The country has only recently returned to a quasi-democratic form of government after nearly a half century of direct military rule. The military...
  • July 7, 2015|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This report summarizes the outcomes from the ABAC Canada Executive Roundtable 2015 hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) and Canada’s APEC Business Advisory Council on June 2, 2015. The event brought together business and government leaders for a roundtable to discuss...
  • July 7, 2015|Author: Michael Bradshaw
    The Russian and Canadian natural gas industries are facing similar market diversification challenges: Canada is building LNG export infrastructure in an attempt to access Asian gas markets, and Russia is seeking to increase its exports of gas (both pipeline and LNG) to Asia to compensate for...
  • June 25, 2015|Author: J. Berkshire Miller
    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will soon make a critical statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The choice of what is – and more importantly, what is not – included in the statement will depend on decisions Abe makes. He will have to balance his own...
  • June 18, 2015|Author: Amitendu Palit
    In April, India announced its long-term Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) for 2015 to 2020. The announcement had been eagerly awaited by those within and outside India for what it would reveal about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s vision of world trade.
  • June 2, 2015|Author: Lynette H. Ong
    Xi Jinping is implementing harsh repression within as well as outside the system. Thus far, he seems to have the support of the other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the apex of the party’s power. But, the anti-corruption campaign is having chilling effects on bureaucrats, party rank-...
  • May 28, 2015|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This booklet illustrates how Asia matters for Atlantic Canada through a series of informative infographics. Exploring the region's merchandise exports and imports, inbound tourism, immigration, and international students coming to the region, this booklet provides an overview of Atlantic Canada-...
  • April 30, 2015|Author: Bree Feng
    Although it has no Arctic territory, China has steadily increased its voice and engagement in the region, particularly during Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which began in May 2013 and concluded on April 24. Although it is not entirely clear how it will pursue its Arctic interests,...

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