OnePacificNews, March 14, 2019, Thursday By Ng Weng Hoong in Vancouver, B.C. The Vancouver Sun’s veteran columnist on diversity and immigration, Douglas Todd, is among British Columbia’s best-known journalists. On March 8, he wrote (1) about China’s long reach into Canada, exercised through the rising population of Chinese students and journalists in this country. There’s […]

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February 25, 2019, Monday Ng Weng Hoong Canadians’ opinion of China, on a downward trajectory over the last few years, may have hit a new low in the wake of the angry displays of Chinese student power at two university events in Ontario province early this month. A group of Chinese students campaigned aggressively to […]

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PART 1 OF 2-PART SERIES OnePacificNews, February 4, 2019, Monday, 11.45 am Pacific Time By Ng Weng Hoong Canada’s troubled ties with China could be headed for another blow-up in the coming weeks to add to the Huawei political crisis that is still unfolding in Ottawa. The president of the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) who […]

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OnePacificNews, January 17, 2019, Thursday Ng Weng Hoong Future historians reflecting on the current implosion in US-China relations should include a section on the phenomenon of the large group of young Chinese who have been coming to study in North America since the turn of the century. In 2018, more than 340,000 (1) Chinese nationals were registered […]

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OnePacificNews, December 29 2018, Saturday Ng Weng Hoong, Twitter: @WengCouver More than five years on as communist China’s most powerful leader since founder Mao Zedong, Xi Jinping has given the world a full view of his ‘soft power’ strategy to win friends and influence people. On the foreign policy front, it is mostly about using […]

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OnePacificNews, December 7, 2018, Friday Ng Weng Hoong, Twitter: @WengCouver Donald Trump is struggling to build a wall to stop Mexican and other migrants from entering the US, but the work on his other wall to keep China out is making rapid progress. Canada’s arrest of Huawei Technologies Co’s chief financial officer on behalf of […]

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OnePacificNews, December 6, 2018, Thursday Twitter: @WengCouver US President Donald Trump, the nemesis of China and so many other countries, has proved enduringly popular with the Chinese people. On Weibo, he’s frequently mentioned in a positive light. This has been one of Trump’s standout paradoxes since he started his run for the White House job […]

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OnePacificNews, November 26, 2018, Monday Twitter: @WengCouver Malaysians delivered a political earthquake last May when they voted in a new government to replace the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that had been in power since the country gained independence in 1957. The people were seemingly so scandalised by the level of corruption under the nine-year rule […]

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OnePacificNews, November 17 2018, Saturday Ng Weng Hoong StarMetro (story below) has finally published one of the most important but under-reported stories of the Metro Vancouver housing market of recent years. Subprime lending provided by alternative mortgage lenders (AML) has been a major factor fuelling the region’s housing bubble. Canadians who do not qualify for […]

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OnePacificNews, November 16, 2018, Friday The Singapore government is making plans to promote its next generation of leaders to eventually succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and senior members of his cabinet. Of late, it’s not been going too well for the 66-year-old leader who has been in office since 2004. Concerns over his health […]

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