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Canadian pension fund investments in Asia Pacific plummet 90% since 2021

Canadian pension fund investments in Asia Pacific plummet 90% since 2021

India replaces China as the second-largest destination for Canadian pension funds in the region
China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

China's exports grow 7.6% in May, beating expectations despite trade tensions

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports in May grew at their fastest pace in more than a year despite trade tensions, though imports fell short of analyst expectations, according to customs data released Friday. Exports jumped 7.
Canadian, Chinese defence ministers meet in Singapore as tensions rise over Taiwan

Canadian, Chinese defence ministers meet in Singapore as tensions rise over Taiwan

OTTAWA — Defence ministers from Canada and China sat down together for the first time in 11 years at an international security conference last week as the countries work to re-establish lines of communication.
Philippines opens door to strengthening B.C. trade ties in key areas

Philippines opens door to strengthening B.C. trade ties in key areas

Philippines' foreign affairs secretary gave keynote address during his visit to Vancouver last week
Philippines seeking Canada's help to avoid 'great power rivalry' between China, U.S.

Philippines seeking Canada's help to avoid 'great power rivalry' between China, U.S.

OTTAWA — The foreign minister of the Philippines wants closer business and military ties with Canada, saying the two countries can help maintain the post-war order in the Indo-Pacific by maintaining peaceful relations with both the U.S. and China.
New investment agreement expected to boost B.C.-Taiwan partnerships

New investment agreement expected to boost B.C.-Taiwan partnerships

Canada accounted for 0.1 per cent of the foreign investment in Taiwan over the past 10 years
What's expected at Japanese PM Kishida's US visit? A major upgrade in defense ties

What's expected at Japanese PM Kishida's US visit? A major upgrade in defense ties

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is making an official visit to the United States this week. He will hold a summit with President Joe Biden that's meant to achieve a major upgrading of their defense alliance.
Agri-food, climate-tech lead Canada-in-Asia Conference

Agri-food, climate-tech lead Canada-in-Asia Conference

B.C. eyes Asia's growing appetite at February conference in Singapore
Canadian businesses concerned over icy China relations, says survey

Canadian businesses concerned over icy China relations, says survey

Canada China Business Council report finds half of respondents prioritizing China less in 2023 compared with two years ago
Taiwan goes to the polls under China’s long shadow

Taiwan goes to the polls under China’s long shadow

‘It's going to be a close election.’