New book examines China’s unique form of human rights activism
China has long been the target of human rights activists, but a UBC law professor is now arguing that China itself is a human rights activist.
Feb 1, 2021
The property train: how a new subway line in Shanghai boosted home prices
Major rapid transit projects can cost billions of dollars to build, but a new study from a researcher at UBC’s Sauder School of Business has found they can also increase nearby home prices in the world’s fast-growing urban areas.
Jul 22, 2019
Canadians want deeper economic connections with China: survey
Despite concerns about China’s human rights record, military modernization and the impact on domestic Canadian values, Canadians are keen to see the federal government support expand economic connections and increased partnerships with the Asian economic powerhouse.
Oct 24, 2017
How the B.C. election platforms stack up on international trade
How do the B.C. Liberals, NDP and Green Party fare when it comes to policies on international trade? UBC Sauder Professor John Ries examines the political platforms ahead of the B.C. election.
May 3, 2017
Bank debt in China is a ticking time bomb
China has rapidly risen to become the world’s second-largest economy, but it risks toppling without reforms, according to Kai Li, W. Maurice Young Chair in finance at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Jun 6, 2016
China’s one-child policy comes to an end: UBC experts available for comment
UBC experts are available for commentary on the end of China’s one-child policy.
Oct 29, 2015
UBC and Chinese universities sign landmark agreements on research, joint degrees and student exchange
UBC has signed an unprecedented number of partnerships with leading Chinese universities that are expected to pave the way for greater academic and cultural exchange between Canada and China.
Apr 10, 2015
UBC President Arvind Gupta to head delegation to China to strengthen research and educational ties
UBC President Arvind Gupta announced plans today to visit China in early April to deepen the university’s commitment to developing partnerships with China that encompass research, teaching and student learning.
Mar 10, 2015
Making sense of the $400 billion China-Russia gas deal
How the massive China-Russia natural gas agreement could impact Canada’s economy and the environment.
May 28, 2014
China’s Tiananmen Square, 25 years later: UBC experts comment
UBC scholars discuss the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and what remains of the struggle for greater democratic and human rights in China.
May 27, 2014
Asia in 2014: A Year for the History Books
Asia in 2014: A Year for the History Books UBC’s Yves Tiberghien looks ahead to a year of important milestones and trends in Asia. Read more…
Jan 21, 2014
Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture
A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.
Mar 25, 2013
A year in the life of a Three Minute Thesis finalist
Baillie Redfern’s 2012 entry to UBC’s annual competition was on whale barf and perfume
Mar 6, 2013
Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth
UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton
Feb 6, 2013 - by Basil Waugh
UBC experts comment on China’s leadership changes
On Nov. 8 – just days after the U.S. election – China will hold its 18th National Party Congress, a week of high-level meetings that will culminate with new leadership for the superpower. UBC Asia scholars are available to preview the event and discuss its outcomes.
Nov 5, 2012
Changes at the top: China shakes up leaders
Yves Tiberghien discusses the likely challenges facing an October leadership transition.
Oct 4, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
Want to learn Chinese characters? UBC has an app for that
The UBC Asian Studies App is the first university Asian language mobile application and boasts 10,000 digitally animated Chinese characters.
May 10, 2012 - by Basil Waugh
UBC experts available to speak about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il
With the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death, UBC experts are available to comment on the implications for North Korea, regional security issues and international relations.
Dec 19, 2011