OnePacificNews, September 30 2018 * As he moves to consolidate power at home, Xi Jinping is sowing doubt abroad. From Asia to North America, other countries were already questioning the motives of an increasingly assertive China. Now President Xi’s war on corruption—a key justification for extending his rule indefinitely at last March’s National People’s Congress—has […]

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OnePacificNews, September 23 2018* It was in the week that a major Hollywood movie had scored an historic box-office hit with an all-Asian cast. In Vancouver’s Chinatown on August 21, Retired Colonel Mark Hutchings led a ceremony to honour an ethnic Chinese soldier, possibly a first, who had fought and died for Canada that day […]

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OnePacificNews, August 28 2018 A group of international world-class magicians will descend on Vancouver next month, and leave Richmond Hospital Foundation a little richer. For every ticket purchased to A World of Magic at the Vancouver Playhouse on September 7 to 9, the organiser will donate $3 to the foundation to help the hospital’s expansion. […]

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OnePacificNews, July 19 2018 Nearly three years after taking office, the “inclusive” government of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has finally appointed a Canadian of Chinese background to its cabinet. As Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, Mary Ng, 48, is ranked 33rd in the 35-member Liberal Party government cabinet. Ms Ng, an immigrant from Hong Kong, was […]

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China’s tech giant Tencent and Tourism Vancouver have jointly announced the launch of a marketing partnership to promote Vancouver to Chinese travellers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and media platforms including the Tencent-owned WeChat app, which has one billion active users. Tourism Vancouver’s new mobile city app is available […]

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More than 5,000 business executives representing 2,000 companies are expected to attend the China-Israel Investment Summit in the Chinese coastal city of Zhuhai on July 2 and 3. Zhuhai Huafa Group, an organising member of the fourth annual summit to be held at the Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, announced this is in a statement through […]

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Some high-minded Vancouver homeowners want a 30% price decline to restore the city’s housing affordability, according to the New York Times citing a 2016 survey. Hmmm, a 30% haircut would mean a market collapse. Others will probably settle for 10%-20%, which translates into a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars. This, too, is a huge amount. “If I got to lose 200 […]

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OnePacificNews, Vancouver, May 31 2018 Ottawa dished out a huge serving of irony today. Following the outbreak of tariff wars with the United States, here’s what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in the National Post today: “That Canada could be considered a national security threat is inconceivable.” Funny, but this sounds a lot like Lu Shaye pleading […]

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Jack Westman’s 476-page analysis of the human propensity for war is one of the more unusual contributions to the deluge of information on the world’s geopolitics. He is not a deal-making diplomat, a celebrity political pundit, or even a journalist. Instead, as a psychiatrist and academic, Westman has spent most of his last 65 years […]

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For most of today’s 7.5 billion people, traditional medicines remain an integral part of their lives despite the continuing expansion of an already formidable modern healthcare system built on the principles of Western science and market forces. In Asia, home to 60% of the world’s population, there is a deeprooted belief that traditional medicines hold […]

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