Reports

  • 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...
  • September 9, 2014|Authors: Eva Busza, Kenny Zhang, Nathan Allen, Pauline Stern
    This survey provides insights into the experiences and perceptions of Canadian firms actively engaged in China. It highlights the challenges firms face, explores their plans for expansion, and identifies best practices for conducting business with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • June 10, 2014|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The 2014 National Opinion Poll commissioned by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and undertaken by Angus Reid Public Opinion examines Canadian attitudes towards Asia. The 2014 results show that Canadian support for engagement with Asia is...
  • May 21, 2014|Author: Yunnan Chen
    Water insecurity may be the biggest roadblock to China’s economic and social development in the coming decades. The country’s per-capita water supply is only about 25% of the world average, and it faces a water shortfall of around 40 billion cubic...
  • May 5, 2014|Author: Anjali Thomas Bohlken
    On May 16 the results of India’s 18th national elections will be announced. In this edition of Canada-Asia Agenda, Anjali Thomas Bohlken provides an overview of the key election issues, the candidates, the electoral process and its challenges, and...
  • April 7, 2014|Author: Nathan Allen
    In 2014 Indonesian voters will select a new government in a series of legislative and presidential elections. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), who has governed for 10 years, will be replaced. The presidential front-runner Joko Widodo, the popular...
  • March 25, 2014|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    This booklet illustrates how Asia matters for Canada through a series of infographics. Whether this is reflected in Canada’s merchandise exports, services trade, inward and outward investment, immigration, or inbound tourism, Asia‘s importance has...
  • March 19, 2014|Author: Jim Della-Giacoma
    When Ottawa moved to reinvigorate relations with Southeast Asia in 2012, there was some scepticism whether the full-court press on this neglected sub-region would have staying power. As the flurry of high-level ministerial visits continued through...
  • March 19, 2014|Author: Dominic Barton
    Although many of Canada’s leaders and high-profile reports have emphasized the importance of international education to Canada’s future, action to date has been modest and sporadic. On the ‘inbound’ side, which focuses on attracting...
  • March 12, 2014|Authors: Hugh Stephens, Douglas Goold
    Hugh Stephens and Douglas Goold examine Taiwan’s expressed desire to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and President Ma’s request for Canadian support for Taiwanese membership. They conclude that it would be in Canada’s interest...
  • March 5, 2014|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    The Canada-Korea Forum is a high-level, Track II dialogue on current important issues to both countries. The meeting alternates each year between Korea and Canada. This year, which also marked five decades of official relations between the two...
  • March 5, 2014|Author: Seung Hyok Lee
    This report provides an overview and analysis of Canada’s past engagement in middle power diplomacy, including an examination of some of the key factors for successful middle power activism. Part I of the report looks at the ‘niche’ occupied by...
  • March 4, 2014|Author: Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    In this special edition of Research Reports, we look ahead to the major trends that will re-shape the Asia-Pacific region in the next ten to fifteen years. These short briefs analyze emerging trends in areas such as e-commerce, financial...
  • February 18, 2014|Author: Yuen Pau Woo
    A recent influx of Asian investment is changing the character of the Canadian oil and gas industry and reviving old debates on the regulation of foreign investment. Particular attention has been placed on investment by state-owned enterprises (SOEs...
  • February 17, 2014|Author: Aim Sinpeng
    In November 2013, observers in Canada and around the world watched as Bangkok again became embroiled in weeks of protests led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which lobbied to stop Thailand’s national election and replace its...
  • January 29, 2014|Author: Joseph Caron
    Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo recently caused a stir by visiting the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates those who have lost their lives in service to Japan, including 14 Class-A war criminals. In this issue of Canada-Asia Agenda, former...

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