Learning a new perspective

In 16-plus years since completing an undergraduate degree in Canada, Shanghai-born Craig Chen had risen swiftly through the corporate ranks and, in principle, saw no great obstacle to further advancement.

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Long distance loving

When they were studying at university in Canada, Ray Choi and Cora Lai often ran into each other on campus, to a point that Ray thought Cora was stalking him.

'He thought I had a crush on him and I was stalking him but obviously that wasn't the case,' Cora said.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Canada job hopefuls to protest at waiting list cull

Furious Hong Kong and mainland skilled workers waiting for an entry permit will protest today against the Canadian government's proposal to cancel 280,000 applications filed before 2008 as part of a broad revamp.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Education ambassador

The advisory panel charged with helping guide Canada's international education strategy to be integrated into the next phase of the country's economic action plan is set to complete its final draft report.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kevin Chong, writer

What I'm listening to: the same Johnny Cash CD has been in my car for months, but a friend has turned me on to Tinariwen, a band from the Sahara. I also picked up new albums by Kurt Vile and Holly McNarland.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Alone in a wasteland

Canada by Richard Ford Bloomsbury

There's a quiet but unmistakable sense of majesty about this novel, Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford's first in six years. A potent sense of something vast and mythic yet ultimately unfathomable, both in terms of the physical terrain of Saskatchewan and Montana where the novel is set, and of the human heart.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Kinship boosts lure of Maple Leaf

With estimates of around one million Hong Kong people having a relative living in Canada - and over 500,000 people in Canada being of Hong Kong descent - it is easy to understand how a sense of mutual familiarity has developed over the years. So when Hong Kong students and their parents consider their options for overseas study, Canada is usually high on their list.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Canada appoints new consul general for city

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Canada put the icing on the cake

The world series lies in wait for Canada, Spain and Portugal as they finished one, two, and three respectively in the IRB's qualifying experiment.

Just how much the results meant to the players and coaches was reflected in the wild celebrations at the end of their games, with substitutes and support staff flooding onto the field.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Let's just drink to what we're good at

'I can't believe you let this happen,' he said to me with a genuine look of disdain on his face. 'Can't believe I let what happen?' I asked. 'Canada playing with all the chumps in the bottom bracket,' he replied. Wait, this is on me? 'Yeah,' he said, 'I guess you're not who we thought you were.'

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Victory in leaky flat appeal

A long-running dispute over a water leak took a new turn yesterday when a former director of the Buildings Department won his appeal against a conviction and fine for failing to stop seepage from his flat into the flat below.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

BEST in West

Where will wealthy Chinese park their property investment dollars this year? According to forecasts by Colliers International, Canada should account for the top two spots.

Vancouver and Toronto will remain strong this year, followed by London and Singapore, Colliers says.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Amoy residents ready to host Wen if he returns

People who welcomed Premier Wen Jiabao to their Sars-hit estate on his last trip to Hong Kong say they will happily host him again after he said he 'really wants' to revisit.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

'HK$1,300 loo roll holder' taints railways

Despite train maker CSR's attempts to dismiss accusations that it paid exorbitant prices for mundane items like toilet roll holders, analysts say doubts remain over procurement in the state-owned company and in the railway sector as a whole.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese energy giants look to Canadian gas

PetroChina and China Petrochemical, state-backed energy giants, have been in talks to buy gas from and possibly invest in Canada's first liquefied natural gas export terminal (LNG), under construction, as China seeks to diversify its sources of energy and Canada looks to reduce its reliance on the US as its main market.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am