Chinese Canadians

We Need To See More Diverse Faces, Stories And Voices In Film

Louanne Chan | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Louanne Chan

During the 80s, there were few memorable Asian female characters in the mainstream media and certainly any Asian male characters on TV were always reduced to the geeky nerd with the thick accent who made a fool of himself. The protagonists from the movies I saw were the opposite of Asian. TV heroes were almost always tall and blond white boys.

I Was My Mother's Guide When She Returned To Hong Kong

Andrea Yu | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Yu

"It's a totally brand new city. I don't recognize anything," my mom says, gazing wide-eyed out of the decades-old tram and into the chaotic streets of Hong Kong. It's been 33 years since she moved from Hong Kong to Toronto and four months since I did the opposite. This is how I became my mother's tour guide in her own hometown.

I'm A Chinese-Canadian ‘Banana' And Proud Of It

Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Isabelle Khoo

My mother calls me a banana. In her words, I'm white on the inside, but yellow on the outside. She's not wrong. As a Chinese-Canadian, I often call myself the whitest Asian you'll ever meet. While this used to stem from a rejection of my Asian culture, being a banana has become my identity as a child of a Chinese immigrant.

'Died Like A Pig' Outrage Raises Questions For Chinese Canadians

Karen Lin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Karen Lin

When Byron MacDonald said a 14-year-old Chinese swimmer "died like a pig" during the course of the women's 4 X 200m swimming relay race at the Rio Olympics, it created an uproar in the Chinese community here. Some felt he was a downright racist.

What Does Being a Hyphenated Canadian Really Mean?

Bianca Pang | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Bianca Pang

Should we choose to embrace our traditions, or let them fade? I choose to embrace them because I want that left side of the dash to remain part of who I am, and as I continue on each year commemorating these events, I want to be celebrating them whole-heartedly and meaningfully.

Chinatown Belongs To All Of Us

Suzanne Ma | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Suzanne Ma

I didn't grow up in Chinatown. Neither did my mother and father. My ancestors didn't come to North America to pan for gold or build the railroad. No one in my family paid a head tax. Chinatown was just a place we visited every weekend to stock up on supplies. Even still, this neighbourhood, this community, this place we call "Chinatown" has become very near and dear to my heart.

B.C. Apologizes For 'Historical Wrongs' Against Chinese Immigrants

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Shui Lee endured decades of intolerance and racism in Canada just because he is Chinese, but on Thursday the 58-year-old restaurant owner s...

Government To Offer All-Party Apology For Chinese Head Tax

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark says an apology to Chinese-Canadians that is more than 140 years overdue will be offered Thursday in British Columbia...

B.C.'s Long History Of Discrimination

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In 1876, a motion was put forward in the British Columbia legislature that called on the government to prevent Canada from being flooded w...

The Racist Talent Show Judge Who Makes Simon Cowell Look Good

Suzanne Ma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Suzanne Ma

A somewhat awkward, bespectacled Chinese man by the name of Xiao Wang wandered onto the stage of Holland's Got Talent. The PhD student announced he would perform a rendition of "La donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. And that's when Judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, who goes by the nickname Gordon, cracked his first joke: "Which number are you singing? Number 39 with rice?"

Surprised The Liberals Won? It's The Chinese, Stupid!

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

Obviously, the face of B.C., quite literally, is changing. Immigrants account for 45 per cent of the population in Vancouver, 52 per cent in Surrey, 59 per cent in Burnaby and 70 per cent in Richmond. Immigrant populations are rising everywhere, even in the whitest regions of the province. And they aren't buying what the NDP is selling. Big government. Vast social programs. Union allegiance.

From Blue Crayon Scribbles To Published Graphic Novel

David H.T. Wong | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
David H.T. Wong

I had spent a whole afternoon scribbling on the entry hall wall, up the staircase wall and onto the second floor sitting room wall. In those days, the discipline of choice for Chinese families was the bamboo cane feather duster. That too, I remember painfully well. So it is with much affection that I open and dedicate my graphic novel, Escape to Gold Mountain, to Granny with her words: "David! Stop drawing on the walls! When you grow up, you had better still not be drawing cartoons!"

Could Toronto's Shark Fin Ban Spread?

CBC | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada

When the ban on the use and sale of shark fin comes into effect in Toronto in 2012, it will mean anyone wanting to eat the Chinese delicacy shark fin ...