OnePacificNews, April 25, 2021, SundayNg Weng Hoong @WengCouver “Did you get suspended by Twitter?” I received this email from my good friend Victor Wong as I was leaving the Apple store with a new MacBook Air. Indeed, Twitter had suspended @WengCouver after someone had complained about one of my tweets written on April 12. As […]

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OnePacificNews, April 8, 2021, ThursdayNg Weng Hoong @WengCouver Remember Eveline Xia and Saied Fard? They were the breakout names in Canada in 2015 linked to the Vancouver housing affordability crisis. It was the year that the city was allegedly brought to “breaking point” (1) by rich foreigners buying up its scarce housing supply and driving […]

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OnePacificNews, March 9, 2021, Tuesday Ng Weng Hoong Yes, it is different this time. As Metro Vancouver’s housing prices surged to yet another record high (1), the public’s response today stands in stark contrast to what it was a few years ago. During the housing boom or crisis of the 2010s, politicians and opinion-makers angrily […]

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By Ng Weng HoongOnePacificNews, September 22, 2020, Tuesday Part 1. British Columbia’s Chinese at a crossroads “A visit to a museum is a search for beauty, truth, and meaning in our lives.”– Maira Kalman, American writer and artist British Columbia’s Chinese community is facing some of the most difficult challenges in its 232-year history in […]

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By Ng Weng HoongOnePacificNews, July 20, 2020, Monday “WHAT DOES IT mean to be a friend of China?” On June 15, as University of British Columbia (UBC) professor Paul Evans pondered this question, Chinese and Indian soldiers were killing each other in a border clash that will do lasting damage to the bilateral relationship between the […]

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By Ng Weng Hoong, OnePacificNews, June 15, 2020, Monday This is the final part of a two-part series examining the bias of the Canadian mainstream media in refusing to recognise the complaints of Chinese Canadians that Global News had published a false and misleading story with implications for the diaspora and the country’s race relations. […]

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May 29, 2020 Guest article by Dr Gerald Roche * Drew Pavlou is waiting for a decision that will change his life. Very soon, maybe today, he will know if the University of Queensland, where he studies, is going to expel him. But far more than one student’s future hangs in the balance: this decision […]

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OnePacificNews, June 2, 2020, Tuesday Heavily backed by politically conservative Americans, the Hong Kong independence movement may become collateral damage from the spreading Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests that have engulfed the United States for over a week. Anti-racism protests along with riots and looting have hit many major US cities since George Floyd, a […]

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By Ng Weng Hoong, OnePacificNews, June 1, 2020, Monday This two-part series examines the bias of the Canadian mainstream media in refusing to recognise the complaints of Chinese Canadians that Global News had published a false and misleading story with implications for the diaspora and the country’s race relations. Part 2 is here Canada’s mainstream […]

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By Ng Weng HoongOnePacificNews, May 27, 2020, Wednesday, updated May 31, 2020 Race relations in Metro Vancouver face difficult challenges ahead amid a worrying surge in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian racist attacks with the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith rejected an invitation to be interviewed on the popular MetroVancouver podcast, ThisIsVanColour (1). […]

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