By Ng Weng Hoong, January 28, 2020, Tuesday. Updated February 10, 2020. Its cover finally blown by major document leaks in late 2019, the Chinese government no longer denies that it has built a high-tech surveillance state to control the Muslim Uyghur population living in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang. Thanks to the […]

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Ng Weng Hoong in VancouverJuly 22, 2019, Monday 12.41 pm3,052 words minus headline and footnotes Student Rose Wu has written a poignant commentary about how Vancouver’s decade-long challenges with housing affordability has turned into a racial discourse. Her 678-word piece (1) in the online publication, The Tyee, should be compulsory reading for the handful of […]

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Ng Weng Hoong in VancouverMay 20, 2019, Monday, 9.00 am 2,498 words, minus headline To widespread applause, British Columbia’s New Democratic Party-led government announced on May 15 that it will be launching a full public inquiry into the scourge of money laundering. Premier John Horgan’s decision came days after the release of the final reports […]

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OnePacificNews, March 14, 2019, Thursday By Ng Weng Hoong in Vancouver, B.C. The Vancouver Sun’s veteran columnist on diversity and immigration, Douglas Todd, is among British Columbia’s best-known journalists. On March 8, he wrote (1) about China’s long reach into Canada, exercised through the rising population of Chinese students and journalists in this country. There’s […]

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February 25, 2019, Monday Ng Weng Hoong Canadians’ opinion of China, on a downward trajectory over the last few years, may have hit a new low in the wake of the angry displays of Chinese student power at two university events in Ontario province early this month. A group of Chinese students campaigned aggressively to […]

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OnePacificNews, January 17, 2019, Thursday Ng Weng Hoong Future historians reflecting on the current implosion in US-China relations should include a section on the phenomenon of the large group of young Chinese who have been coming to study in North America since the turn of the century. In 2018, more than 340,000 (1) Chinese nationals were registered […]

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OnePacificNews, December 7, 2018, Friday Ng Weng Hoong, Twitter: @WengCouver Donald Trump is struggling to build a wall to stop Mexican and other migrants from entering the US, but the work on his other wall to keep China out is making rapid progress. Canada’s arrest of Huawei Technologies Co’s chief financial officer on behalf of […]

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OnePacificNews, November 17 2018, Saturday Ng Weng Hoong StarMetro (story below) has finally published one of the most important but under-reported stories of the Metro Vancouver housing market of recent years. Subprime lending provided by alternative mortgage lenders (AML) has been a major factor fuelling the region’s housing bubble. Canadians who do not qualify for […]

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OnePacificNews, November 11 2018, Sunday Ng Weng Hoong Canadian writer Terry Glavin is the latest commentator to mis-represent and mis-use Demographia, a survey that purportedly measures and ranks international housing affordability. In his October 31 commentary for the National Post, Mr Glavin refers to Vancouver as being “near the top of Demographia’s listings of cities […]

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OnePacificNews, November 2 2018, Friday Ng Weng Hoong David Eby just gave a good speech about human rights, about how the British Columbia government must address “issues of discrimination” in “creating a more inclusive, just society.” At the same time, the province’s Attorney General, more than any other politician in British Columbia today, has put […]

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