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ASEAN eyes Canada as anchor of peace in Indo-Pacific region

ASEAN eyes Canada as anchor of peace in Indo-Pacific region

Trudeau has been meeting with other national leaders this week on the sidelines of the annual ASEAN summit
Indonesia promoting imports to B.C. after record Canadian trade year

Indonesia promoting imports to B.C. after record Canadian trade year

Looming trade agreement expected to further enhance Canada-Indonesia trade
Diplomat says Taiwan has a lot to offer Canada in combatting China’s interference

Diplomat says Taiwan has a lot to offer Canada in combatting China’s interference

Ten Ottawa representatives, including two MPs from B.C., are touring Taiwan this week on a diplomatic delegation
Canada-China trade breaks record, as imports hit $100B

Canada-China trade breaks record, as imports hit $100B

Trade between China and Canada hit record levels in 2022, with imports breaking the $100-billion mark for the first time, Statistics Canada data show.
Feds mum on Japan's invitation to rejoin global timber treaty

Feds mum on Japan's invitation to rejoin global timber treaty

The federal Liberal government has yet to respond to a months-old invitation from Tokyo to have Canada rejoin a global environmental organization that regulates the timber trade.
Mystery balloon discovery over Montana cancels US China trip

Mystery balloon discovery over Montana cancels US China trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has postponed a planned high-stakes weekend diplomatic trip to China as the Biden administration weighs a broader response to the discovery of a high-altitude Chinese balloon flying over sensitive s
Canada summons Chinese envoy as Ottawa, Washington express displeasure over balloon

Canada summons Chinese envoy as Ottawa, Washington express displeasure over balloon

OTTAWA — Canada announced that it had called China's ambassador onto the carpet as Ottawa and Washington expressed their disapproval Friday over a high-altitude balloon found to have been hovering over sensitive sites in the United States.
COVID-19 tests will be mandatory for travellers from China for another two months

COVID-19 tests will be mandatory for travellers from China for another two months

OTTAWA — Canada has renewed mandatory COVID-19 testing and screening for travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macao for another two months.
To advance 'North American Idea,' fortify bond between Canada, Mexico, experts say

To advance 'North American Idea,' fortify bond between Canada, Mexico, experts say

WASHINGTON — Experts say a stronger bond between Canada and Mexico will be central to advancing North American competitiveness on the international stage. Sen.
Canada to make splash in Asia with largest conference of its kind in Singapore

Canada to make splash in Asia with largest conference of its kind in Singapore

Canada is re-launching its post-COVID engagement with Asia with a bang – with the largest-scale conference of its kind for decades, slated for Singapore in February.