Canadian trade deal with beleaguered Taiwan one of a kind


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Open this photo in gallery: Containers and a cargo ship at the Keelung harbour in Taiwan on June 14.SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images The self-governing democracy of Taiwan is increasingly relying on its foreign allies, with neighbouring China threatening to annex the island and waging an international campaign to diplomatically isolate its 24 million inhabitants. In the coming weeks, Canada and Taiwan will upgrade relations by signing a pact to grant protection to business investors from each other’s country. The deal is meant to assure that their respective capital markets investments will not be damaged or appropriated without due process and compensation....