Reports

  • April 16, 2015|Author: Kyae Lim Kwon
    With a vision to “redesign and build a strong carbon-neutral economy,” Ontario is joining British Columbia and Quebec in taking province-wide action on climate change. And it is doing this by putting a price on carbon. As it works out the details, Ontario should consider South Korea’s recent...
  • April 14, 2015|Author: Jeff Kucharski
    Canada faces an uncomfortable energy predicament: internal constraints and developments beyond Canada’s borders increasingly challenge its ability to secure alternative markets for its energy resources. Canada needs to deal with these issues in a more comprehensive and coherent way by developing a...
  • April 13, 2015|Author: Douglas Goold
    This study outlines and assesses the experience of Canadian companies that do business in India, and provides advice to corporate executives and to policy-makers. It is unique because it is based largely on face-to-face, on-the-record interviews with business leaders and officials in Canada and in...
  • April 7, 2015|Authors: Vivek Dehejia, Rupa Subramanya
    On April 14, a sitting prime minster of India will visit Canada for the first time in more than 40 years. The visit is an opportunity for Canadians to take stock of the changes Modi has ushered in during his first year, and the opportunities and tensions that define bilateral relations.
  • March 4, 2015|Authors: Dan Ciuriak, Dmitry Lysenko, Jingliang Xiao
    Because of geography and specialization in production, Canada’s provinces are impacted differently by Canada’s free trade agreements. The recently concluded Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) was held up by Korea’s sensitivities in the beef sector and Canada’s sensitivities in the auto...
  • March 4, 2015|Author: Tiffany Chua
    This report summarizes the findings of the International Seminar on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Open Talent Policies, which was organized by the Chinese Academy of Personnel Science, Southwest Jiaotong University, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Held in Chengdu, China in November...
  • February 25, 2015|Author: Erin Williams
    This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the "Canada's Asia Challenge: Building Skills and Knowledge for the Next Generation" conference, held in Calgary in October 2014. The report reflects many of the contributions from speakers and participants, and provides a 'road map'...
  • February 12, 2015|Authors: Eva Busza, Nathan Allen, Matthew Neckelmann, Tiffany Chua, Kenny Zhang
    As the second phase of a two-part project focusing on intellectual property challenges facing foreign and Canadian businesses in China, this report contains the results and analysis of a survey of 229 Canadian companies actively engaged in China. It provides insights into the nature, sources, and...
  • January 29, 2015|Author: Jean Michel Montsion
    Many Singaporean citizens have begun to express frustration with the city-state’s heavily reliance on foreign workers. Specifically, they are taking issue with what they view as the state siding foreigners over locals’ interests and concerns. Although Singapore and Canada differ starkly in several...
  • November 12, 2014|Authors: Heather Kincaide, Clare Richardson-Barlow, Laura Schwartz, Vineeth Atreyesh Vasudeva Murthy
    The Asia-Pacific is the most economically dynamic region in the world and sits at the forefront of global efforts to effectively meet growing energy needs and combat climate change. On April 23–24, 2014, the Pacific Energy Forum gathered leading experts from Asia, Canada, and the United States in...
  • October 30, 2014|Author: Wang Tao
    In this report, Wang Tao assesses China as a potential market for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG). He provides an overview of the factors impacting demand for LNG in China, China's current LNG projects and licensing processes, factors influencing the growth of China's LNG market, and Canada's...
  • October 30, 2014|Author: Ken Koyama
    In this report, Ken Koyama assesses Japan as a potential market for Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG). He provides an overview of the factors impacting LNG demand in Japan, challenges for LNG procurement, and Canada's strengths and weaknesses as a potential LNG exporter. This report is part of a...
  • October 30, 2014|Author: Rajrishi Singhal
    In this report, Rajrishi Singhal assesses India as a prospective liqueified natural gas (LNG) market for Canada. He provides an overview of natural gas and LNG supply and demand in India, factors impacting India's future LNG consumption, and Canada's strengths and weaknesses as an LNG supplier for...
  • October 9, 2014|Author: Yves Tiberghien
    In Hong Kong, a famously non-political metropolis, it has been truly remarkable to see tens of thousands occupying three key locations in the city for over a week with myriads of creative posters, entertainment, and colours. Traffic has been brought to a halt, pollution has suddenly dipped, and a...
  • October 8, 2014|Author: Yuezhi Zhao
    October 1, 2014 marked 65 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. For the past 35 of those years, China has transformed itself by integrating into the global market system and embracing the newest information technologies. These same information technologies – especially...
  • October 7, 2014|Authors: Eva Busza, Tiffany Chua, Matthew Neckelmann
    Despite recent improvements in China's regulatory environment, intellectual property rights (IPR) issues continue to be a major problem for most foreign companies doing business there. This report provides an overview of China's changing IPR regime, the types of IPR challenges faced by foreign and...
  • September 17, 2014|Authors: R. Quentin Grafton, N. Ross Lambie
    Australia has been a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exporter in the Asia Pacific region for over 25 years. Canada is currently looking to enter the Asian LNG market, with at least 18 LNG projects currently under proposal. In this report, N. Ross Lambie and R. Quentin Grafton review the...
  • September 11, 2014|Authors: Michael Roberts, Heather Kincaide, Etayankara Muralidharan
    This report summarizes the key findings and insights from the Canada-Asia Energy Technology Services Forum, hosted by the MacEwan University School of Business in association with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada on April 29, 2014. The Forum brought together Canada and Asia-based energy...
  • July 30, 2014|Author: J. Berkshire Miller
    Last year marked a notable thaw in Japan-Russia bilateral ties after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prioritized improving relations with Moscow. Abe has reinforced this policy with several summit meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and an unprecedented dialogue between foreign and...
  • July 24, 2014|Authors: Grégoire-François Legault, Hatty Liu
    On June 18 of this year, Canada held talks with the Chinese government on establishing an offshore trading hub for the Chinese renminbi (RMB) (Chinese currency) in Canada. On the same day, the China Construction Bank became London's authorized RMB clearing bank, while on the following day, the Bank...

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