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Canada making push to increase number of Chinese tourists, students

The Globe and Mail writes: Canada is making efforts to massively increase numbers of Chinese tourists and students as the federal government presses forward its rapprochement with the world’s second-largest economy. “Canada can easily double or triple or quadruple the numbers” of Chinese visitors, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, said in an …

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Developer to revise controversial project proposal in Vancouver’s Chinatown

The Globe and Mail reports: Vancouver’s planning director says he believes the developer trying to build a controversial project in Chinatown will come back with a vastly improved design that the city can approve. … But that is completely at odds with what some of the most vocal opposition groups want: They don’t care if the …

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What is to blame for the widening racial earnings gap?

The Globe and Mail writes: Canada’s labour force has become more diverse, but visible minorities as a whole still struggle to achieve parity in the labour market. Even accounting for differences in individuals’ characteristics, the data show that the slow process of integration for immigrants merits special attention. More than one-fifth of Canadians are visible …

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Calgary Launch Event

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/acct-alberta-region-launch-tickets-39691744075 You are cordially invited to the Launch of the ACCT Foundation (Action, Chinese Canadians Together Foundation) Alberta Branch With The Honourable Melanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) The Honourable Kent Hehr (Minister of Sports and People with Disabilities) The Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo November 17, 2017 10:30am Reception 11:00 am Official …

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Vancouver to apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for Chinatown

The Vancouver Sun reports: Chinatown is a designated heritage district at all three levels of government — municipal, provincial and federal. Now the city wants to make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “There are literally hundreds and hundreds of these designated sites all over the world,” said UBC history professor Henry Yu. “In essence the …

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U.S. drops robotics trade secrets case against Chinese-Canadian man

Reuters writes: U.S. prosecutors on Friday dropped charges against a dual citizen of China and Canada accused of trying to steal trade secrets from a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of robotic surgical products by trespassing at its headquarters. Federal prosecutors in Boston did not detail why they decided to dismiss the case against Dong Liu, who was arrested …

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