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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OnePacificNews, November 11 2018, Sunday Ng Weng Hoong Canadian writer Terry Glavin is the latest commentator to mis-represent and mis-use Demographia, a survey that purportedly measures and ranks international housing affordability. In his October 31 commentary for the National Post, Mr Glavin refers to Vancouver as being “near the top of Demographia’s listings of cities […]

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OnePacificNews, November 2 2018, Friday Ng Weng Hoong David Eby just gave a good speech about human rights, about how the British Columbia government must address “issues of discrimination” in “creating a more inclusive, just society.” At the same time, the province’s Attorney General, more than any other politician in British Columbia today, has put […]

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(OnePacificNews, October 24 2018, Wednesday) — China’s Vice President Wang Qishan is in Israel this week to boost bilateral ties and learn about the Start-Up Nation’s innovation culture and the reasons behind its technological prowess. The two countries have seen a blossoming in economic ties and people exchange since the ambitious President Xi Jinping took […]

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