Vancouver, Canada, published in Chinese version of early discrimination against Chinese history

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 Vancouver, Canada, published in Chinese version of early discrimination against Chinese history


The full text of the Chinese version of the apology is as follows: In the history of Vancouver, Chinese Americans faced various injustices. The depth of its influence is still echoing in our cities, our common history, and the stories of the elderly. Community leaders, the Committee on policy histories that discriminate against Chinese residents, and city officials have spent years studying this systematic discrimination and pointing out its wide range. I am here today to officially acknowledge the past dark and difficult years in Vancouver and address this. In the history of the first half of the city, racial discrimination and discrimination were common among Chinese Americans. However, over the past 60 years, many of our elected officials, including the mayor and the municipal councillors, have not only made no sound against the injustices caused by racism but also used the legal authority of the municipal government to formulate and expand discriminatory legislation against Chinese. Because of these motions of the City Council and the law enforcement powers, such as cases, licences, etc., the policy of racial discrimination has become increasingly rampant under the protection of the legal system and greatly hurt Chinese residents. Today, in my capacity as mayor of Vancouver, I am sorry for the past injustice and the loss and dignity of Chinese Americans. In April 22nd, Luo Pinxin (GregorRobertson), mayor of Vancouver (GregorRobertson) talked to Li Wenying, a 95 year old Chinese veteran, who was present at the meeting after the special meeting of the City Council on discrimination against Chinese history and apologized to the Chinese. Today, we must apologize for discriminatory behavior, which is both deep and wide. After the establishment of the city in April 6, 1886, Vancouver deprived the Chinese of the legal right to vote: the Chinese or Indian per capita are not eligible to vote in any city to elect a mayor or a member of the city. Chinese Americans did not have the right to vote as a cornerstone of democracy until 1949. The government of the city has lobbied the federal government through the immigration policy full of racial discrimination, including the Anti China Law, adopted in 1923, to officially shut the Chinese out of the country. In the next 25 years, less than 100 Chinese immigrants were allowed to be legally allowed to enter the country, which, in addition to the dismantlement of numerous families, also brought unspeakable pain to the Chinese community in Vancouver. - through the contract and funding, the Chinese city residents can not be employed in the municipal government or other business dealings with the municipal government. This situation lasted until 1952, and for the first time, Chinese were employed by the municipal government. - the city government has taken various measures to isolate the place where Chinese residents can live and earn their living. The bylaws also stipulate that Chinese people can only own and run businesses in some places. The housing contract is also used to prohibit Chinese Americans from buying real estate. Although these regulations can not be legally enforced today, many similar provisions can still be found on the title deeds. This reminds us that apartheid policy in housing and business has had a profound impact on the community as a whole. Elected officials in the city have used them as leaders to spread the seeds of discrimination, making other individuals and ethnic groups more openly advocating and carrying out anti Asian racial discrimination. Whether it is openly to encourage Anti China sentiment or to remain silent on racial hatred and violence, we have too many former elected officials to condemn racism, rather than voice. I acknowledge today that such acts insult and despise the Chinese community in Vancouver, and I also speak against them. I formally apologise to the Chinese American community in Vancouver and all Chinese Canadians in the city of Vancouver and all Chinese Canadians on the basis of the discriminatory legislation from the elected officials and civil servants of the city to the Chinese descent and all Chinese Canadians in the city. Apologizes and is committed to ensuring that similar injustice is never allowed to happen to any ethnic group or community. Todays Vancouver is a diverse city, and we are world-famous for its multicultural support. Our reputation is not merely symbolic. Multiculturalism lives in every day of every citizen and every city staff member of the principle of equality and fairness. They treat the public, including new immigrants, in a respectful and receptive manner. The city of Vancouver is in debt to the Chinese and other ethnic groups. Like the native and urban Aboriginal communities, many of them have to struggle to overcome racism and discrimination, but their actions make our society more fair and righteous. We will continue our efforts to develop Vancouver into a tolerant, tolerant and dynamic city. We know that in the darkest years of racial discrimination and prejudice, there are still people who are brave enough to fight against injustice and injustice. When people show their persistence and determination by daily action, our city will become a better place, and continue to be better for the benefit of all residents. What is the meaning of the apology? Making an apology to a community that has been treated unfairly in the past is a process of reconciliation. This process allows the community to understand the mistakes made by the predecessors and in the process of affirming and guarding our beliefs and values as a fair and inclusive community. We understand that discrimination and prejudice may be long established. Learning from mistakes is a step towards modesty. It also reminds us that challenges always exist. Through the reconciliation process, we have been able to identify the beliefs and values that an inclusive community is admired, an inclusive community that protects our collective human rights and prepares us for the initiative to prevent discrimination. To ensure that the formal apology is not an armchair strategist, the municipal government has launched a series of practical actions to give the apology the real meaning. These actions are not just to repair past mistakes, but to prevent injustice from happening again. In November 1, 2017, the city council passed a series of actions aimed at reaching a settlement in Vancouver. Today we have carried out the first item, which is to acknowledge the discrimination against the Chinese in the past and to formally apologize. The city of Vancouver will strive to strengthen the relationship with the Canadian Chinese community through historical heritage action, including the initiation and maintenance of a working group to supervise the implementation of this series of actions; advocacy and education to all residents in Vancouver in order to ensure that past mistakes are not forgotten and use this as a learning pluralism. The foundation of the dialogue between cultural competence and anti racism; to maintain, commemorate and strengthen the living heritage and cultural assets of the community, and to become the world heritage of the UNESCO through the application. We will focus on the Chinatown, the establishment of a Chinatown live heritage and cultural asset management plan to support the application process and the weight of the world heritage. The new design of the odd Street Memorial square. Source: China News Net editor: Han Jiapeng _NN9841 In November 1, 2017, the city council passed a series of actions aimed at reaching a settlement in Vancouver. Today we have carried out the first item, which is to acknowledge the discrimination against the Chinese in the past and to formally apologize. The city of Vancouver will strive to strengthen the relationship with the Canadian Chinese community through historical heritage action, including the initiation and maintenance of a working group to supervise the implementation of this series of actions; advocacy and education to all residents in Vancouver in order to ensure that past mistakes are not forgotten and use this as a learning pluralism. The foundation of the dialogue between cultural competence and anti racism; to maintain, commemorate and strengthen the living heritage and cultural assets of the community, and to become the world heritage of the UNESCO through the application. We will focus on the Chinatown, the establishment of a Chinatown live heritage and cultural asset management plan to support the application process and the weight of the world heritage. The new design of the odd Street Memorial square.