Vancouver officially apologizes for the history of discrimination against China.

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 Vancouver officially apologizes for the history of discrimination against China.


Vancouver mayor Robertson (left five) and delegates present a photo of the official apology (Vancouver mayors office website, Canada). Reference News Network reported on April 24th, Canadian media said the mayor of Vancouver, Canada, Gregor Robertson formally apologized for the history of discrimination against the Chinese in April 22nd. According to the April 22nd global post of Canada, Robertson apologized to the laws and policies of the Vancouver Municipal Council in history to discriminate against Chinese Americans, hoping that the misconduct of the early Chinese immigrants and their families in Vancouver could cause social reflection. In a speech at the Chinese cultural center in Chinatown, the city, Robertson said, today, I represent the City Council and the city of Vancouver in a sincere apology for the unfair treatment in history and the pain that it has caused to individuals and families, and to promise not to allow similar injustices to occur again in any group or community. Reported that the Vancouver Municipal Council from 1886 to 1948 deprived Canadian Chinese vote. The city has supported federal discriminatory immigration policies, including the poll tax and the Chinese Immigration Act. The city banned Chinese ethnic workers from 1890 to 1952. In addition, some policies in the city are trying to isolate Chinese Americans in schools, swimming pools and other public places. We think this is a step in the right direction, said Tim Lin, a 24 year old Vancouver resident who witnessed the mayors speech in Chinatown. We hope that this apology will help protect the rich Chinatown culture, and hope that the governments policies can be reflected in this. The grandfather of Li Canming, a former Chinese provincial Councillor, is one of the early Chinese immigrants who had experienced this dark history. Li Canming said his grandfather had worked on the Canadian farm for two years before he paid off the money. Li Canmings grandfather later returned to China to marry, but because of the Exclusion Act, his wife and children could not come to Canada. Li Canming said in an interview 22 days ago: because of the discrimination at that time, our family could not be reunited. Vancouver City columnist Ding Guo, a Chinese media columnist, said the apology of the City Council came too late. Vancouver is the cradle of discrimination policy, but it is the latest (apology), he said. Injustice still exists. We can not regard this as a great victory for the Chinese community. The Canadian federal government apologized for the poll tax of the Chinese people in 2006. The British Columbia provincial government formally apologized for its history of exclusion in 2015. Reported that Ding Guo said: only the Chinese people to celebrate an apology is not enough. If this apology can become a collective historical memory of British Columbia, it is of great significance. All of us draw lessons from this history of discrimination. To prevent the replay of history. Robertson said that Vancouver has already adopted several action plans aimed at promoting reconciliation. This article source: Reference News Net editor: Guo Ping _B7442