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China: Marching forward with trade

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
China: Marching forward with trade

Just three months ago, on July 16, when then-Gov. Gen. David Johnston visited JD.com, one of China’s largest online retailers, in Beijing, 140,000 Canadian lobsters were sold online in one day, which broke the record of 97,000 by Alibaba. Now Canada has launched a second Canada pavilion on the JD.com online shopping site to help […]

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Thailand: A prime destination for trade

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Thailand: A prime destination for trade

Thailand is a country rich in opportunities for Canadian businesses. By virtue of our strategic geographical location at the heart of Southeast Asia, our skilled workforce, extensive infrastructure and business-friendly environment, Thailand has become a prime destination for trade and investment as well as one of the top tourist destinations of the world. Thailand is […]

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Peru: A global trading partner for Canada

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Peru: A global trading partner for Canada

Peru is the third-largest country in South America and one of the 20 largest countries in the world. It is extremely diverse, with 28 of the world’s 32 climates and 84 of the world’s 117 microclimates. The country has a wide variety of scenery thanks to its geography, which also provides it with a wide […]

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The North Korean nuclear conundrum

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The North Korean nuclear conundrum

The most crucial threat affecting Northeast Asia’s stability is the nuclear and missile program of the DPRK (North Korea). It poses a serious threat, not just for the Republic of Korea (South Korea), but for the Asia-Pacific, and the entire world. North Korea claims to be a “nuclear weapon state,” and it is the only […]

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Food security and gender equality go hand in hand

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Food security and gender equality go hand in hand

Rice farmer André Samvura loves to cook. “I used to eat only meat and rice,” he explains while peeling a basket of potatoes at his rural Rwandan home. “Now we eat a balanced meal with the vegetables we grow ourselves.” This is a sea change for Samvura and his wife, Anastasie Izabiriza, who now grow […]

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“Reaching” out with donations

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Reaching” out with donations

When they gathered for their annual Diplomatic Ball, diplomats and members of the community were also invited to help an Ottawa-based organization that provides legal assistance to people with disabilities. The Ottawa Diplomatic Association, which organizes the ball, always picks a charity to support. This year, the board requested proposals from a few charities and […]

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On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
On NAFTA’s renegotiation: ‘It’s been baptism by fire, for sure.’

Dennis Darby, who had been CEO of the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA), became CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in January 2017. Before serving as CEO of the OPA, he spent 24 years with Procter & Gamble, starting his career as a product engineer and rising to director of North American External Relations. He […]

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The mounting risks of nuclear war

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
The mounting risks of nuclear war

The 1951 Civil Defence film, which was shown to millions of school children, told them what to do in the event of a nuclear attack. Like Bert the Turtle, they were told to “duck and cover.” If they were at school, that meant hiding under their desks and putting their heads between their knees. Though […]

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Indonesia-Canada: Asia’s best-kept secret

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indonesia-Canada: Asia’s best-kept secret

For a long time, Indonesia has been Asia’s best-kept secret. The success stories of big Asian economies, such as China and India, have overshadowed the narrative of Indonesia’s economic progress and all of the potential that this country has to offer. Increasingly, there is growing awareness, including among Canadians, about Indonesia’s potential. Indonesia is a […]

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Canada and Ukraine: The free world’s new frontier

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Canada and Ukraine: The free world’s new frontier

Picture it, if you will: A gigantic Ukrainian Antonov aircraft, powered by a Canadian engine and taking cargo across continents. Or how about major Canadian companies outsourcing software production to Ukraine? Or maybe Canadian AAA beef or seafood on grocery shelves in Lviv or Odessa? All of this would have seemed a fantasy just a […]

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