With an unpredictable celebrity running the White House, the Middle East will soon be dealt another wild card: China as a player in the Israel-Palestine peace talks. Like Donald Trump who started the 2016 US presidential race as a 100-to-1 dark horse, China’s potential role in the world’s most protracted territorial dispute has barely registered […]

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September 23, 2016 Success! Those seeking to reduce foreign, especially Chinese, buying of Vancouver’s real estate are celebrating the latest set of data showing their hard work is paying off. Foreigners bought only 60 properties to account for a mere 0.7% of all Metro Vancouver sales in August, down sharply from the historical norm of […]

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OnePacificNews, July 4 2016, Monday Amid a reported new round of tightening on academic freedom in China, around 50 scholars from some of its universities will be forced to miss this week’s triennial conference in the western Canadian city of Richmond to exchange research findings on Chinese communities around the world. The scholars from China […]

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By NG WENG HOONG, October 8 2015, Thursday Every city has its own urban legend: Vancouver’s fantasy over the last few years is that it has the world’s second most unaffordable housing. On the back of this piece of unchallenged, unverified scare story, Canadian opinion makers and media have been portraying a city pushed to […]

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OnePacificNews, July 8, 2015, Wednesday According to Bloomberg, the Shanghai Composite Index lost nearly 32% of its value over the past month, wiping out more than US$3.3 trillion in shareholder value on its way down from 5,132 points on June 8 to 3,507 points on July 8. Add this to the unfolding problems in Greece, […]

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Photo source: FIFA OnePacificNews, June 25 2015 It’s USA vs China all week, starting with the 7th US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington DC from Monday, June 22 to Wednesday, and ending in Ottawa June 26, Friday with their women’s national soccer teams squaring off for a semi-final place in the World Cup. Hundreds […]

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Photo source: www.MildChina.com Canadians face choice to welcome or oppose China’s growing influence and investment funds By NG WENG HOONG OnePacificNews, June 25, 2015, Thursday Amid the growing debate over China’s influence in Canada, an estimated 200 delegates attended the June 16 inaugural Pacific Finance & Trade Summit in Vancouver to promote Canada as a […]

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OnePacificNews, June 19 2015, Friday Three days after the Globe and Mail reported that Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan remains under investigation for his allegedly close ties to the Chinese government, Canada’s Chinese community and its leaders have largely remained silent. There has been no report in the mainstream English language press of comment or […]

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OnePacificNews, June 16 2015, Tuesday According to Migration Policy Institute, a total of nearly three million Chinese nationals migrated to the US and Canada between 1980 and 2013. More than two million chose the US and nearly 900,000 went to Canada over that 33-year period which roughly coincides with the opening up of modern China. […]

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OnePacificNews, June 3 2015, Wednesday Forget about the recession and rising unemployment, Canada wants to curtail the influx of Chinese business migrants and their investments that might help the flagging Canadian economy which just shrank 0.6% in the first quarter. Complementing Ottawa’s wariness towards Beijing, ordinary Canadians and the mainstream media are souring on new […]

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