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B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

TransCanada Silence On Climate Speaks Volumes In Pipeline Debate

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.

Should A Cosmetics Brand Be Expected To Play Politics?

Jenica Chuahiock | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Style
Jenica Chuahiock

It seems incredibly naïve to think that a profit-dependent, commercial venture is the final bastion of democratic values. Yet, in an age when companies are capitalizing on social responsibility, are brands unwittingly turning themselves into moral pedestals?

World's Coolest Airports Prove Travel Really Is About The Journey

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.

Self-Confidence Is Integral To Achieving Gender Parity In The Workforce

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Girls are judged on their appearances at times when men are for valued for their ideas; male speakers are viewed as more authoritative than their female counterparts, and women are interrupted more often than men. I have witnessed this throughout my life.

The 13 Luckiest Places In The World

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Do you dodge black cats and cracks in the sidewalk? Throw salt over your shoulder and pop your umbrellas only outside? Would you fly out on Friday the 13 or postpone a vacation to a less spooky date? If you're feeling a little unlucky lately, we've got some suggestions.

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

What Distinguishes Vancouver From Other North American Markets

Sonny Wong | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sonny Wong

Forget weather, housing prices, lifestyle, green initiatives and other external factors and complaints. Yes, they are all variables but when it comes to consumer spending, there's one big variable driving the market almost to the exclusion of anything else: China and the Chinese.

Examining Pakistan's Political Pragmatism

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Despite its internal problems, Pakistan is slowly emerging as a key cog in the geopolitics of the region. In light of the OPEC market share war and the Syrian crisis, both Iran and Saudi Arabia are looking to tilt the power balance in their favour - a balance that lies with Pakistan as a military power. Instead of gravitating towards its traditional Sunni ally in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is attempting to play a positive role in diffusing tensions between the two regional powers while also keeping its interests in mind.

Dolphin Parenting: A Cure For Tiger Moms And Jellyfish Dads

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Shimi Kang

Parenting, like life, is about balance. Between independence and rules, work and play. With the authoritative dolphin style of parenting, greater self-confidence, critical thinking, good behaviour and academic performance are all achieved by encouraging collaborative communication that is both firm and flexible.

Detained Canadian Indicted For Spying In China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada

Kevin Garratt has been detained since August 2014 by Chinese authorities.

The World Needs To Stop Blaming China For Financial Market Woes

Darren Sissons | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business
Darren Sissons

China may be inheriting all of the blame for the global market meltdown, but it is just one piece of the puzzle that investors and policymakers alike are trying to figure out in terms of the broader direction of the global economy. Last year, it was Greece's financial woes to blame; now it is China.

Don't Mistake China For The West's Partner On Climate Change

Patricia Adams | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

Curbing fossil fuel use, China's leaders understand, would dampen its already faltering growth and provide an existential threat to their rule. While they may talk a good game at the UN's Paris talks, they will make no binding commitments to reduce C02.

B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.

2 Big Economic Challenges Wait For Him At APEC Summit

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Politics

Trudeau will be trying to bring Canada back to Asia.

China Praises Trudeau's Father, PM Vows To Strengthen Relations

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Xi Jinping told Canada's current prime minister that China will never forget Pierre Elliott Trudeau's decision to open diplomatic relations.

China And The Threat Of A De-Americanized World

Monde68 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics
Monde68

If tensions are rising between the United States and Russia, the biggest geopolitical issue for the U.S. in the foreseeable future is China. Why? Because Beijing has adopted a comprehensive strategy with the intent to destroy the American superpower and we call it: de-Americanization.

North Korea Is Testing China's Patience

Centre for International Policy Studies | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Centre for International Policy Studies

All eyes would be on Beijing. North Korea's frequent provocations to help secure political concessions, and often financial and food aid too, are no longer having the effect they used to. Having all been burnt once too often in the past, Seoul, Tokyo and Washington are not in mood to play such games. And crucially for Pyongyang, neither, it seems, is Beijing.

5 Ways to Build Cross-Cultural Business Relationships in Asia

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business
Sharon Schweitzer

Over the last four decades, Asia has seen immense global economic growth. But what does this mean for you as a global business traveller? Whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, or emerging leader, knowing more about how your Asian counterparts do business will give you a distinct competitive advantage and allow you to build successful, long-lasting business relationships.

Cultural Centers Could Bring India's Soft Power to the World Stage

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

As India enters its 70th year of independence and its status on the world stage grows, its position within Asia becomes more critical. It's high time India consciously, calculatingly and coordinately uses its ample soft power to its advantage. One way is to open a global chain of Gandhi Centers.

Why the Resource-Rich Canadian Government Is Always Poor

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Gabriel Yiu

Canada has plentiful natural resources and a relatively small population of 35 million. Yet our government always claims it is short of money. Middle East countries are rich because of oil, but Canada has many other valuable natural resources. Why is our government so poor?

Provinces Feeling The Pain Of Tanking Commodity Prices

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY — Commodity prices are tanking and they're bringing Canadian markets down with them, but experts say some provinces will be feeling the pin...

China Must Free These Activists and Restore Confidence in Their Country

Patricia Adams | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

Guo Yushan and He Zhengjun are accused of having written and published books and articles, and of having given lectures at universities, on such subjects as taxes, law reform, and environmental protection, with funding that included four foreign sources. They are just two of 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, but their work represented all that is hopeful and optimistic about China. Rather than jailing them, the government should free them, tap their confidence in their country and their dedication to their fellow citizen, thaw the chill that has accompanied their incarceration and help the country thrive.

After I Won Miss World Canada My Father Was Threatened in China

Anastasia Lin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Anastasia Lin

My father was never so proud of me as when I was crowned Miss World Canada in May. It's an incredible honour to be able to represent my country on the world stage. To my father, who still lives in China, it was validation that all of his efforts to support me have paid off. Although access to information is restricted in China, news of my win spread quickly in my home province of Hunan, and my father was inundated with messages congratulating him and wishing me well. But things soon took a dark turn. Now, just a few weeks after I was crowned, my father is afraid to speak to me.