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  1. Comment - Blogs

    A sorry saga: Why an apology won’t erase legacy of Canada’s racist tax on Chinese

    Posted May 21st 2014, 08:37am by Ian Young

    ... Tan, whose grandfather, Chow Gim Tan, was among those forced to pay the tax when he arrived in Canada in 1919. The notorious head tax was imposed by Canada’s government on tens of thousands ... The tax was abolished in 1923, when it was rendered obsolete by the more-draconian Chinese Exclusion Act, which placed a near-total ban on Chinese migration to Canada until 1947. BC’s provincial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1516974/sorry-saga-why-apology-wont-erase-legacy-canadas-racist-tax-chinese
  2. Comment - Blogs

    Under new rules, rich Chinese should learn French if they want to move to Canada

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:05am by Ian Young

    ... in wealth-based migration to Canada: an exemption that theoretically allows unlimited numbers of rich migrants into the country so long as they can demonstrate an ability to speak French. French-speaking or not, the vast majority of millionaire investor immigrants to Canada have previously been Chinese. So will the francophone exemption trigger boom times for French teachers in China? The parallel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1483670/under-new-rules-rich-chinese-should-learn-french-if-they-want-move
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canada gets all protective about porn In the eternal debate over whether something sexy is porn or erotica, it seems the Canadian government has cut the Gordian ... pornographic cable channels for failing to meet minimum Canadian content? Like France, Canada mandates a minimum level of home-grown content to make sure "Canadian artists have access to Canadian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1459836/canada-gets-all-protective-about-porn
  4. Comment - Blogs

    Let us into Canada or give us C$5m, axed investor migrants demand

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:15pm by Ian Young

    ... as a “cudgel” to get Citizenship and Immigration Canada to process his clients’ visa applications. “CIC will not agree to compensation,” Leahy admitted. “It’s a very audacious request.” So how did he ... a long history of antagonism with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In February 2013, CIC took the unusual step of issuing a bulletin that warned its staff not to deal with Leahy, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1457626/let-us-canada-or-give-us-c5m-axed-investor-migrants-demand
  5. Comment - Blogs - IMMIGRATION

    Exit strategy: Canada to target tax and visa cheats by tracking departures

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:05am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants be warned. This summer, Canada is plugging gaps in its border management that have allowed some of you to practice passport and taxation fraud. One of the more alarming facts highlighted by Canada’s ongoing crackdown on citizenship and so-called passports of convenience has been the failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1452248/exit-strategy-canada-target-tax-and-visa-cheats-tracking-departures
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Coming to terms with our sense of belonging

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... and demand to know his country of origin after he says Hong Kong. My late mother had the same reaction. She spent more time living in Canada than Hong Kong and would get terribly upset when people just wouldn't take her answer of being "from Canada" as final. One of her great regrets in life was that she spoke English with a heavy accent. Kammerer has no problem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1593429/coming-terms-our-sense-belonging
  7. Comment - Blogs

    Telling whoppers: The many faces of Bradley Saltzberg, Vancouver’s Anti-Asian Catfish

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:04am by Ian Young

    ... that Vancouver’s political scene has its very own Catfish in the form of Bradley Saltzberg, director of activist group Putting Canada First and nemesis of multiculturalism and all things Asian. Anyone ... with 600-word emails is generally only too happy to talk. Bradley wrote back to demur, saying I should speak to a representative of Putting Canada First instead. Brody didn’t respond at all, an unusual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1595262/telling-whoppers-many-faces-bradley-saltzberg-vancouvers-anti-asian
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Canada's immigration headache

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:00pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says Canada's struggle to find the right mix and pace of immigration is all too common in a globalised world Elusive fit As an ethnic minority in a city ... opposition to wealthy mainland Chinese being given residency in other countries. Canada is not a place you'd expect such criticism. Its people are exceptionally liberal-minded and are proud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1429499/canadas-immigration-headache
  9. Comment - Blogs - bitcoin

    Canada and US to increase supervision of digital currencies

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:12pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ottowa and New York will step-up supervision of digital currencies in their fight against money laundering and terrorism financing despite law-enforcement fears of Bitcoin-style loopholes. Ottowa said it will toughen rules aga ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1426612/canada-and-us-increase-supervision-digital-currencies
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is it time to leave beloved Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:58am by Joyce Man

    ... with them to Canada, where we obtained citizenship first before moving back to our home city. Now, 25 years later, I am thinking about putting that insurance policy into action and leaving Hong Kong permanently for Canada. I recently moved to Bonn, Germany, temporarily for research, and like many millennial transplants abroad, I followed Beijing's decision on elections in Hong Kong through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1584333/it-time-leave-beloved-hong-kong

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