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Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Most Canadians support COVID-19 testing policy for Chinese travellers, survey finds

Some survey respondents don't believe the policy will be effective.
Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Just a handful of Chinese visitors were posing for photos and basking in the sun this week in the market and plazas near Chiang Mai’s ancient Tha Phae Gate, one of many tourist hotspots still waiting for millions of Chines
Canada to make splash in Asia with largest conference of its kind in Singapore

Canada to make splash in Asia with largest conference of its kind in Singapore

Dubbed the “Canada-in-Asia” Conference,” the event – co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Universities Canada – will aim to bring together 500 participants to Singapore’s Raffle City Convention Centre on Feb. 21-23.
Japanese PM Kishida visits Ottawa, asks for Canada's help on clean energy transition

Japanese PM Kishida visits Ottawa, asks for Canada's help on clean energy transition

OTTAWA — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has asked Canada to form closer ties during a visit to Ottawa that experts say comes at a time when the two countries have significant geopolitical alignment.
Travelers rush to take advantage of China reopening

Travelers rush to take advantage of China reopening

BEIJING (AP) — After years of separation from his wife in mainland China, Hong Kong resident Cheung Seng-bun made sure to be among the first in line following the reopening Sunday of border crossing points.
Japan PM visit could highlight LNG needs, as Tokyo pushes away from Russia and China

Japan PM visit could highlight LNG needs, as Tokyo pushes away from Russia and China

OTTAWA — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's first official visit to Canada will take place next week, as Tokyo looks to Canada to provide much-needed liquefied natural gas.
Richmond residents 'relieved' by new COVID pre-entry rules for Chinese travellers

Richmond residents 'relieved' by new COVID pre-entry rules for Chinese travellers

Air travellers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau flying to Canada will need to present a negative COVID-19 test starting Jan. 5.
Rule requiring negative COVID test before Chinese flights takes effect

Rule requiring negative COVID test before Chinese flights takes effect

VANCOUVER — Airline passengers leaving China, Hong Kong and Macau will have to provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test when they enter Canada starting today.
Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID brings more sick

Beds run out at Beijing hospital as COVID brings more sick

BEIJING (AP) — Patients, most of them elderly, are lying on stretchers in hallways and taking oxygen while sitting in wheelchairs as COVID-19 surges in China’s capital Beijing.
Travellers at YVR feel lucky after flight out of Hong Kong before COVID test rules

Travellers at YVR feel lucky after flight out of Hong Kong before COVID test rules

VANCOUVER — Travellers arriving in Vancouver from Hong Kong said they were relieved to be among the last arrivals before Canada's new COVID-19 testing requirements took effect, including one woman who changed her flight to avoid the rules.
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