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  1. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Canada froze immigration schemes in face of criticism

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... similar over the next two decades, but already changes are looming. Canada has stopped accepting applications under two key schemes, the immigrant investor programme and the federal entrepreneur ... into Canada, providing little long-term benefit to the economy. The investor scheme stopped accepting applications in July 2012 "while the programme is reviewed", said Citizenship ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    A taste of Hong Kong amid language row in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver A taste of Asia spices things up in Canada Richmond's Aberdeen Centre touts itself as western Canada's "first truly Asian shopping experience", but that does not capture the extent to which it uncannily replicates a middle-class Hong Kong shopping mall. There are stores for Swarovski crystal, massage chairs, expensive Japanese jeans ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Richmond, Canada, residents challenge Chinese-only signage

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... in a bid to get the city council to back a policy requiring business owners to post a certain amount of signage in English or French, Canada's official languages. She presented ... the matter. "I came to Canada in 1989. I've seen a lot of changes, and in Richmond this issue is not going away," Au said. "It's controversial, it's sensitive, ...

  4. News - World - CANADA

    Police in Canada frustrated by Chinese package tour escapees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Hunt for four mainlanders believed to have fled in spate of disappearances around Richmond, the only majority Chinese city in North America Chinese package tour escapees frustrate police Canadian police are exasperated by a spate of ...

  5. Lawmakers begin study tour to US, Canada

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter The subcommittee on harbourfront planning began a nine-day visit to the United States and Canada yesterday, to study waterfront development and regeneration strategies. It will visit Boston, New York and Vancouver, exchanging views with organisations responsible for planning and managing waterfront areas- including the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management ...

  6. Chinese love affair with Canada continues

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Love can blind us to traits others may see as red flags. The Chinese love Canada and it seems even an uncertain performance in the property sector cannot dampen their ardour. While Canada has fared better of late than its southern neighbour, the United States, its property market has not always reflected that. At times 'red hot', at others lacklustre, ...

  7. South Asians push Chinese aside as Canada's main ethnic minority

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong in Vancouver South Asians have overtaken Chinese as the largest minority group in Canada, which now has well over a million members of each ethnic group. And, for the first ... Vancouver, making up about 18 per cent of residents, the broader picture showed that South Asians have become the dominant minority group across Canada. There are 1.26 million South Asians in Canada ...

  8. News - World

    Vancouver's Chinatown has seen good times and bad

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... helped spur Canada to increase the head tax to a then-astronomical C$500, and four years later a white mob rampaged through Chinatown after a meeting of the Asiatic Exclusion League. ... to Vancouver and the rest of Canada was effectively halted by the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Chinatown stagnated with an ageing bachelor population and separated families. It was only ...

  9. Brothers linked to bank fraud arrested in Canada

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... the Bank of China to fake corporate accounts set up in Canada. Li Dongzhe, 40, and Li Donghu, 38, were due to appear in a Canadian immigration court yesterday, one week after their arrest ... daughter Lilly. Gao and his family, who are permanent residents of Canada, were arrested because of alleged inaccuracies made on their immigration documents. An immigration adjudicator said ...

  10. Fugitive bank manager held in Canada

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong, Ting Shi

    ... and 1 billion yuan. The 42-year-old former banker is being held by Canadian authorities for allegedly making false statements on papers he filed to enter Canada as a permanent resident in 2005. Gao, ... was a suspect in the Bank of China embezzlement scandal. Bank of China spokesman Wang Zhaowen said yesterday thatCanada should send Gao back to China. 'We have been informed of his arrest. We hope ...




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