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 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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From: Chris Bassett <Chris.Bassett@globalnews.ca>Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2:57 PMTo: Weng <weng@energyasia.com>Cc: Jill Krop, Christopher Pang, Chethan P. LakshmanSubject: RE: Letter of Protest: Globals News, April 30, 2020 story on United Front groups, by Sam Cooper Dear Mr. Ng, This letter was forward to myself for a response. Please find this attached. Sincerely, Chris […]

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By Ng Weng HoongOnePacificNews, April 6 2020, MondayWord count, minus headline and footnotes: 2,200. Updated April 7. There is little doubt that China’s Wuhan city with a population of 11 million was the main platform for the global spread of the new deadly Covid-19 disease. Located in the strategic centre of the country, Wuhan is […]

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By Ng Weng Hoong, March 9, 2020, Monday Word count: 1,728, minus headline and footnotes This has the feel of an opening scene from a novel by medical thriller writer Daniel Kalla himself: a gathering of book club members on a chilly Vancouver evening to focus on deadly contagious diseases. As they await his arrival, […]

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Ng Weng Hoong, September 9, 2019, Monday Word count minus headline and footnotes: 2,040 A seemingly innocuous parking dispute between a young Chinese mother and an elderly white woman in a Richmond, British Columbia mall recently sparked a bizarre episode in Canadian race relations. Amy Xu captured part of the August 23 incident (1) on […]

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By Ng Weng Hoong, August 13, 2019Word count minus headline and footnotes: 2,008 British Columbia (BC)’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry may have just shone a small light into the long dark tunnel enveloping the bilateral relations between Canada and China. Amid the continuing outpouring of bad news and bad blood between the two […]

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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, 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 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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