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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.’
Japan gets mixed messages on B.C. forest products

Japan gets mixed messages on B.C. forest products

Environmentalists, forest industry held dueling Japan junkets recently
Taiwan-Canada ties surge as supporters tout trade, politics and shared values

Taiwan-Canada ties surge as supporters tout trade, politics and shared values

VANCOUVER — Somewhere at the confluence of politics, commerce and shared values driving a recent wave of Canadian fascination with Taiwan, there were the island's "freedom pineapples.
Taiwan promotes itself as layover for Richmond-to-Asia travellers

Taiwan promotes itself as layover for Richmond-to-Asia travellers

Tourists who have a layover in Taiwan for more than seven hours can book a free city tour
Vietnam aims to position itself as a gateway to ASEAN for Canada

Vietnam aims to position itself as a gateway to ASEAN for Canada

The B.C. trade diversification strategy country is investing heavily in trade infrastructure
Asian travel expo coming to Richmond in November

Asian travel expo coming to Richmond in November

Lucky draw prizes include cruise trips, flight tickets, and personalized travel trips
B.C. well positioned to be a valuable partner to Taiwan, experts say

B.C. well positioned to be a valuable partner to Taiwan, experts say

The island nation is one of three areas of focus under trade diversification plan