Vancouver's Hot Housing Market Gets Tougher for Wealthy Chinese

Vancouver, one of the hottest housing markets in North America, is getting a little tougher for wealthy Chinese buyers.British Columbia Finance Minister Carole James announced measures targeting foreign buyers and speculators in the first budget since her government was elected on a pledge to make housing more affordable for residents of Canada’s Pacific Coast province.Starting Wednesday [...]

21 February 2018

'Sea change': Vancouver considers 'restricting property ownership by non-permanent residents'

Two years ago Andy Yan’s academic work placed him in the centre of a storm. But he decided to carry on with his work, and, he recalled this week, “double down.”When Yan, an urban planner with Bing Thom Architects, reported in November 2015 that he’d found two-thirds of house buyers in expensive west-side Vancouver neighbourhoods had “non-Anglicized Chinese names,” he [...]

25 November 2017

Trudeau mulling China trip in December, free trade talks possible

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a possible trade trip to China early next month but Canada isn't ready to launch formal free trade talks with China just yet. Canada and China began exploring the idea of a free trade agreement more than a year ago, after Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held back-to-back visits in China and Ottawa.Three rounds of exploratory ta [...]

20 November 2017

Heritage Minister seeks participants for Canada's first creative industries mission to China

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly made an appearance at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) today (October 5) at the Vancouver International Film Centre where she made an announcement about a forthcoming trade mission.Scheduled within the VIFF Industry Exchange program, Joly discussed her new Creative Canada approach to Canadian cultural industries.In her efforts to moderniz [...]

06 October 2017

Canucks in China: Mike Keenan has a difficult task in trying to build Chinese national team

The Chinese men’s hockey program has grand ambitions for the 2022 Winter Olympics but, before the hockey world gets too excited over the emergence of this new world power, let’s go back 20 years for a cautionary tale.In the mid-’90s, Japan boasted a lot of the same conditions which are currently found in China. The economy was booming. Interest in hockey was growing. The 1998 Winter Olympics [...]

23 September 2017

Canucks pre-season China series part of NHL's international push

When Leo Pan read his beloved Vancouver Canucks were coming to Shanghai, he couldn't contain his excitement."Where do I get tickets? And when are they released?" he remembered thinking.Pan was born in China but came to B.C. in 2000. Within a year, he'd fallen in love with hockey and the Canucks "West Coast Express" team that featured Markus Naslund, Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi.He returned t [...]

21 September 2017

Black markets for illegal cigarettes found in Vancouver, Toronto

Chinese cigarettes, barred from legal sale in Canada, are being briskly bought and sold by black-market vendors in Vancouver and Toronto, some of whom are getting the product from travellers purchasing cigarettes duty free and then exchanging them for services in Canada.An examination by The Globe and Mail found more than 300 advertisements selling Chinese cigarettes in one week on VanSky, a popul [...]

07 September 2017

Ford, Chinese carmaker consider joining forces for electric cars

BEIJING—Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.Ford’s potential venture with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co. adds to the global auto industry’s rising activity in electric vehicles for China, which passed the United States last year as the biggest market for them.Chinese pla [...]

26 August 2017

Trump to seek trade probe of China theft allegations

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump asked his trade office on Monday to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. Trump, in the midst of a 17-day vacation, left his New Jersey golf club to return to the White House to sign an executive action on the probe. He suggested th [...]

26 August 2017

Jeep eyed by Chinese automaker: Report

BEIJING—Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler's Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step onto the global stage for China's fast-growing auto brands.Great Wall has yet to formally declare its interest in Jeep, but a possible acquisition would be in line with chairman Wang Jianjun's goal, announ [...]

26 August 2017