Seattle Listed as #1 City for Chinese Homebuyers

Ni Hao, Seattle! We’re number one in the eyes of mainland Chinese homebuyers exploring overseas investment in real estate. That’s according to Juwai.com, a popular home search site within China, and this finding is tracking with other data points according to local brokers that specialize in international homebuyers. “Seattle is most certainly on the map with Chinese investment [...]

17 November 2017

He Promised Riches and Entry to Canada. Now He’s the Subject of a Fraud Case in Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — In the tightly knit world of Vancouver’s wealthy Chinese immigrants, Paul Se Hui Oei stood out for his ties to some of Canada’s most powerful politicians and his mastery of cultivating guanxi, or personal relationships, that attracted legions of Chinese clients eager for his assistance in gaining a legal foothold in Canada.But behind closed doors, th [...]

17 November 2017

Should historic racism against Chinese-Canadians be enough to kill new Chinatown condo?

Those who think a government apology for past wrongs is automatically good PR should have been at Vancouver City Hall on Wednesday.  Members of the Chinese-Canadian community came to show support for a unanimous motion that will have the city officially apologize for racist laws and policies enacted in the early 1900s. Vancouver city council approves apology to Chinese community [...]

06 November 2017

Furry Creek golf course sold to Chinese company

The Furry Creek Golf and Country Club is being sold to a Chinese company, Fine Peace Holdings.“They have considerable experience in the development of resort-oriented residential communities in China, golf course communities,” said Michael Geller, a property developer who is consulting with Fine Peace.“Their intention here is to significantly upgrade the golf course and clubhouse, [...]

04 October 2017

Celebrating Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with a feast of king crab, duck, taro, and mooncake

While many families are getting ready this week for a turkey feast to celebrate Thanksgiving, members of Vancouver’s Chinese community will be marking the Mid-Autumn Festival.The second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year, it takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar during a full moon. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Wednesday (October [...]

03 October 2017

Canucks in China: Building a gold-medal team from scratch

Digit Murphy has a dream.Four years from now, she sees her Chinese women’s team harnessing their considerable resources and peaking for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She sees them on the Olympic stage in their home country with the force of 1.4 billion behind them. She sees them gain momentum in the round robin and make it to the playoff round. They record one upset, then another. Th [...]

21 September 2017

RCMP says charges to be laid in Canada involving fentanyl shipments from China

VANCOUVER — The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force's director of serious organized crime says."Most intercepts are done here in Canada," Sgt. Yves Goupil said, adding arrests have been made and charges will be laid. Goupil said their i [...]

18 September 2017

New B.C. RCMP group to investigate kidnapping scam targeting Chinese nationals

The B.C. RCMP has created a group to investigate a series of false kidnapping threats targeting Chinese nationals living in Metro Vancouver.In July, Mounties issued a public warning after at least six people reported receiving messages that said their personal information had been compromised and that they had been implicated in a crime back in China.They were then instructed to contact Chinese of [...]

01 September 2017

Declining Chinatown food businesses neglected by Vancouver civic policies, report finds

Amid Vancouver's ongoing real-estate debates, Chinatown is one of Vancouver's neighbourhoods that much concern has been raised about.This month, the Hua Foundation, a non-profit youth organization based in Chinatown, released a report that takes an in-depth look at the drastic change in Chinatown retailers in recent years.More specifically, the Vancouver Chinatown Food Security [...]

31 August 2017

China will use 'all necessary means' against US trade probe

China will use all necessary means to defend the interests of the country and its companies against a US trade investigation, the Beijing government has warned. China’s commerce ministry has already expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with the US launch of an inquiry into alleged theft of US intellectual property, calling it “irresponsible”. But on Thursday ministry of [...]

24 August 2017

Balance of Power: China Extends Its Reach

Afghanistan has long been known as the “Graveyard of Empires.” Conquerors like the Persians, Mongols, Brits and Russians all packed up and left — just as the U.S. has tried to do. Next in line to try its luck may be China. President Xi Jinping is spending more than $50 billion in an economic corridor in Pakistan, Afghanistan’s neighbor. The highways and gas pipelines, desi [...]

24 August 2017

China questions India’s move to build new road in Ladakh

China on Thursday questioned India’s move to build a new road near Pangong lake in Ladakh sector, saying it had “slapped its own face” by allowing such a project along the border that is yet to be demarcated. The foreign ministry said the new road project sanctioned by India near Pangong lake, where border troops of the two countries clashed last week, was not conducive to maintaining [...]

24 August 2017