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 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, 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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(OnePacificNews, October 16, 2018, Tuesday) — StarMetro yesterday published a front-page story about an alleged vote-buying scandal to “encourage” Metro Vancouver residents to vote ethnic Chinese candidates in the October 20 civic election. Writing in Mandarin on WeChat, someone at the Canada Wenzhou Friendship Society had made a ‘transportation subsidy’ offer of $20 to boost […]

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OnePacificNews, October 7, 2018 * In a rush to blame foreign money, BC risks driving away much-needed capital. Part one of two. The law of unintended consequences When Chinese national Jing Li bought a Burnaby townhome in 2016, she quite reasonably thought she’d be treated like anyone else. Instead, the University of Saskatchewan student was […]

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OnePacificNew, October 6, 2018 * In a rush to blame foreign money, BC risks driving away much-needed capital. Part one of two.  Despite the slew of new taxes and anti-demand measures launched by the province and the city, Vancouver’s housing prices have not fallen to “affordable” levels. The public is frustrated. In two recent surveys, Insights […]

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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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