More than 22,500 Hongkongers received Canadian permanent residency, work or study permits in 2021, up 256 per cent from 2019. About a third received open work permits created in the wake of the national security law.
Data provided by FlightRadar24 depict apparent battle to control the doomed plane, as initial dive stopped 7,425 feet above the ground. After climbing briefly, a second high-speed dive began, sending the plane into the ground 30 seconds later.
Activists whose efforts were largely thwarted in Hong Kong say they feel natural kinship with Ukrainians, whose Maidan protests were a source of inspiration. Some have even travelled to Ukraine to help.
In a historic address, the Ukrainian president again calls for Nato to impose a no-fly zone to defend his country against Russian attacks.
‘Revolution of Our Times’, Kiwi Chow’s award-winning documentary about the 2019 upheaval, has been playing to packed cinemas, reflecting Vancouver’s status as a proxy arena for Hong Kong’s protest movement
A Federal Court judge made the ruling as she rejected an immigration application by a former long-time employee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.
About 40 suspects on China’s ‘100 most wanted’ list remain at large, but all have been removed from Interpol’s public list, in what may be a shift for China’s Skynet anti-corruption strategy
The University of Toronto says it ‘deeply regrets’ the distribution of the red packets at its Graduate House residence, which upset some students.
The state-run telecoms giant says in a Canadian lawsuit that former executive Li Xiangdong is living in Vancouver with his wife, both having fled China in 2010.
The agreement to start talks on a foreign investment promotion and protection arrangement was struck on Sunday, with Taiwan’s cabinet calling it an ‘important milestone’.
The Special Committee on Canada-China Relations had been a thorn in Beijing’s side, but the Conservative opposition – which recently suffered big election losses in heavily Chinese seats – says it will not seek its revival.
A new institute devoted to anti-corruption and anti-laundering efforts seeks to repair a reputation tainted by the ‘Vancouver model’ of Chinese money smuggling.
On Wednesday, Canada and Britain announced diplomatic boycotts of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, joining the US and Australia.
The moves come after the US and Australia said they would not be sending any officials to the Games because of China’s treatment of Uygurs in Xinjiang.
Cong Peiwu says that a ban would ‘send a strong signal’ to Chinese investors and companies that Canada was not conducive to business.
Helping secure the freedom of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor from detention in China in September was ‘the honour of a lifetime’, said Dominic Barton.
Pre-immigration wealth, other foreign capital, and a cultural emphasis on ownership may explain the cost-income disparity among Chinese-Canadians, said urban planning academic Andy Yan.
A ban is expected soon now that China has freed the ‘two Michaels’, but experts doubt serious retaliation from Beijing or a big impact on consumers.
Zhang Mingjie, a former Harbin planning official, was convicted of taking US$15 million in bribes from a property developer. Her sentencing ends years of uncertainty about the high-profile case, in which Zhang had faced a possible death penalty.
City Hall took millions in large cash transactions – including one tax payment that would have weighed 2.2kg in C$20 notes – before laundering fears triggered a ban.
The passwords were jotted down by a border officer, then given to police in breach of privacy laws after Meng’s arrest. Devices seized included a Huawei phone, an iPhone, an Apple laptop and an iPad.
Researchers on Ontario found immigrants from mainland China were at far greater risk of young-onset diabetes than those from Hong Kong or Taiwan.
All assets and operations of the society that ran Little Mountain Place will be taken over by the Vancouver Coastal Health authority. Relatives of residents at the facility, where 87 per cent of elders caught Covid-19, have demanded accountability for British Columbia’s deadliest outbreak.
Support for Huawei playing a role in Canada’s 5G infrastructure has plummeted since 2019, according to a Nanos poll conducted after China released Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Former Vancouver developer Jung Myung-soo was led away in handcuffs, but his lawyer says he intends to appeal.
Only 0.6 per cent of Canadians in Hong Kong requested mail-in ballots, a fraction of the rate among expatriates in places such as Britain and the US.
As she flew towards home, Meng wrote on WeChat about her ordeal, and emerging stronger from the experience of her marathon extradition battle.
Deferred prosecution agreement struck with US prosecutors requires Meng admit to making untrue statements about Huawei’s business in Iran. But it demands no form of ongoing cooperation.
The deal to free Meng appears to have resulted in China releasing detained Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, who are also flying home.