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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

JAKARTA — Some southeast Asian leaders see Canada as an anchor for peace in the Indo-Pacific region, as they launch a new strategic partnership at a time when tensions continue to mount over territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Canada's promised Indo-Pacific trade representative to be based in Jakarta: Mary Ng

JAKARTA — Canada will open an export development office in Jakarta and has named an Indo-Pacific trade representative to help Canadian businesses enter new markets in the region, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday while in Indonesia.
Canada set to become strategic partner with ASEAN bloc, symbolizing trade progress

Canada set to become strategic partner with ASEAN bloc, symbolizing trade progress

OTTAWA — Canada's status within the Indo-Pacific region is set to get a boost as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations prepares to make Ottawa its latest strategic partner when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Indonesia.
Chinese immigration consultant with Vancouver ties arrested in Shanghai, according to Chinese media reports

Chinese immigration consultant with Vancouver ties arrested in Shanghai, according to Chinese media reports

Linda Mei He, president of the Wailian Overseas Consulting Group Inc., is accused of illegal foreign-exchange trading
Singapore’s push for self-reliance presents opportunities for B.C. companies: report

Singapore’s push for self-reliance presents opportunities for B.C. companies: report

Asia Pacific Foundation report highlights the importance of building “Brand Canada” in Asia
More than 50 alleged victims join immigration fraud lawsuit against Richmond company

More than 50 alleged victims join immigration fraud lawsuit against Richmond company

Immigration applications submitted on behalf of Chinese residents were denied for containing “false or invalid” certificates
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
B.C. arm of powerful Chinese state-owned conglomerate closes office, gallery

B.C. arm of powerful Chinese state-owned conglomerate closes office, gallery

A subsidiary of China Poly Group, one of China’s biggest state-owned enterprises, has quietly closed its North American office in Richmond and art gallery in downtown Vancouver.
Canada-China trade breaks record, as imports hit $100 billion

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

VANCOUVER — 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

OTTAWA — 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.