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China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

The bank’s preliminary Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 49.6 in June, the highest in three months but still below the breakeven point of 50, HSBC said in a statement.The index, which is compiled by information… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy.
* Reinforces expectations of fresh policy stimulus
* Output sub-index at 13-month low
* New export orders at 23-month low
* Premier Li says 7-pct growth target achievable… more

Chinese Architects and Developers Visit Canada

Some 40 Chinese architects and developers visited B.C from March 1-8. The purpose of the mission was to inspire and stimulate Chinese designers/developers’ interest in modern timber structures as well as to gain a better knowledge… more

Winning Design now a reality in Suzhou

The Winning Design of 2014 Timber Structure Architectural Design Course named “Dragon Bench” was made into a real structure and is now sited at the entrance of Suzhou (Jinfeng) Urban Design Industry Park, right in front of a… more

China Economy, Construction and Lumber Shipments

Economy
China is calling it “steady growth.” But as the world’s second-largest economy huffed out its most anemic quarter in six years, it came with new signs that the slowdown is gathering momentum and more dramatic intervention… more

Canada Wood at the Green Building Show

Canada Wood had a major presence at this annual show, which took place from March 24th-26th.
The Opening and Plenary Session of the event was hosted by Former MOHURD Vice Minister Qiu Baoxing, currently President of the China Society for… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
At the closing press conference of the March annual session of the National People’s Congress, Premier Li Keqiang expressed determination to press ahead with reforms meant to reduce the Chinese government’s role in the… more

Sino-Canada Eco-District Mission to Canada

The Sino-Canada eco-district project is making progress with a timetable set for implementation. In September 2014 on the occasion of the visit of Minister Rickford to Beijing, the MOU between the Department of Natural Resources Canada… more

Two Year of the Goat, the Year of Evolution

You have probably already heard from news that this Chinese New Year is special because foreign media is debating whether the year of 2015 should be sheep, goat or ram? 12 years ago (the Chinese Zodiac is also 12 years cycle) this could… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

Economy
Hours after China’s central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China’s factory sector contracted for a second straight… more

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Chinese 007 Sets Sights On Wood Construction

Mr. Shujun goes by the name James007. James comes from a farmer’s family in Xinjiang, the far northwest Uygur Autonomous Region neighboring to Russia. Brought up in a poor family with many siblings (quite different from the one-single… more

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From Farmer to Foreman

Mr. Zhao Tianchang named himself Charlie after being laughed at by other trainees that his name was too difficult for Canadians to pronounce. Since then, the 52-year-old Chinese grandpa adopted the English name of Charlie.
Charlie comes… more

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Wood-frame Alliance Holds Design Awards Gala

December 12, 2014, Beijing, China
The Wood Construction Alliance sponsored its first to be annual wood design awards gala. Speakers included Ms. Tong Guichan from S&T Dept. MOHURD & Deputy Director of Alliance, Mr. Wang Shuping,… more

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Two New Coats for Christmas

Dream Home Canada is truly the ‘Home Sweet Home’ of our two great organizations; Canada Wood and Forestry Innovation Investments, so it makes sense that it receives a special gift this holiday season. Of course, everyone can use a new… more

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China Economy, Construction, Lumber Shipments

China’s official 2014 numbers are in.
Gross Domestic Product -the economy expanded by 7.4% in 2014, the slowest annual rate of growth since 1990 and below the official target of 7.5%. In the December quarter, China’s economy grew by… more

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Director’s Message

Work in the Shadows
Most of what is known and appreciated about Canada Wood activities and programming takes place in the open, often publicized and visible to industry. Frequently however crucial work takes place behind the scenes on… more