Canucks in China: UBC T-Birds beat the Canucks to Beijing by 44 years

BEIJING, China — The Vancouver Canucks landed in Beijing on Friday for their second game in China and, as they did during their stay in Shanghai, immediately began to explore the capital city.There were the wonders of old China, most notably The Great Wall. But as they made their way into town, they took in the sights and sounds of modern Beijing, the stunning Centre for the Performing Arts, the [...]

23 September 2017

Canucks in China: Newcomers to Vancouver warming to the game

Daniel Luk first put on skates when he moved from Guangzhou in southern China to Richmond in 2014. A year into lessons — with his parents, Colin Luk and Shuying Kong, navigating their new lives here — the then-five year-old wanted to try hockey.His mother, who hails from the northern Chinese city of Harbin, was up for her son being on the ice, but not so much for him banging around, chasing a [...]

18 September 2017

NHL, U.S. Embassy in China hosted 'Hockey Night'a

The NHL and the United States Embassy in Beijing combined to spread the message of hockey in China on Thursday.The League and the embassy held a "Hockey Night" designed to introduce the League's popular youth program in China and increase interest in the sport. The standing room-only event at the Beijing American Center was held one week before the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks begin the [...]

15 September 2017

Business travel apps aimed at smoothing the trip

Business trips can be stressful, especially when you have to travel on short notice or go to unfamiliar locations.Thanks to advances in technology, smartphones now have an array of apps that help travellers get from Point A to Point B with no problems. These apps are especially helpful for business professionals as they are meant to assist them before, during and after a trip.Concur: Keeping [...]

06 September 2017

International-student surge gives universities flexibility

B.C. universities are increasingly reliant on international students for revenue, but representatives stress that admissions processes do not favour those students even though tuition can be as high as seven times what a domestic student would pay.Administrators instead argue that, by accepting more international students, space is opened up for domestic students because courses can be split in si [...]

02 September 2017

New B.C. RCMP group to investigate kidnapping scam targeting Chinese nationals

The B.C. RCMP has created a group to investigate a series of false kidnapping threats targeting Chinese nationals living in Metro Vancouver.In July, Mounties issued a public warning after at least six people reported receiving messages that said their personal information had been compromised and that they had been implicated in a crime back in China.They were then instructed to contact Chinese of [...]

01 September 2017

Air Canada adds flights from Vancouver to three continents

Air Canada announced two new non-stop routes out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on August 31 and revealed plans to add flights to three other cities.The airline’s inaugural flights on new non-stop routes to Zurich and to Paris will both launch in June 2018 with tickets going on sale on September 6. The airline will fly four times per week to Paris and three times per week to Zurich.“ [...]

01 September 2017