Vancouver formally apologized for its history: it is a historic moment.

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 Vancouver formally apologized for its history: it is a historic moment.


In April 22nd, 13 hours local time was the opening of the cultural day of the Vancouver Chinatown (Chinatown). It was a historic moment for several generations of Chinese and overseas Chinese: the Vancouver Municipal Council of Canada held a special meeting in the Chinatown of Vancouver. The mayor Luo Pinxin (GregorRobertson) was on the exclusion and discrimination of Vancouvers history. The policy is to make a formal apology to the Chinese community. The Chinese forefathers made great contributions to the unification of Canada. Canada is one of the countries that have settled earlier and more distributed outside Asia, and the Chinese ancestors in Vancouver and other places have made an indelible contribution to the unification of Canada. In order to repair the railway, more than 15 thousand Chinese have invested in hard and dangerous labor, and less than 4 have given up their lives. Canadas first prime minister, McDonalds, in his speech in 1886, praised the contribution of the Chinese workers: without the great efforts of the Chinese workers, the Canadian Pacific Railway can not be completed as planned, and the resources in western Canada will not be developed. The unremitting struggle of Chinese and the China Exclusion Act for more than one hundred years However, it is extremely unfair that the three level governments of Canada, the provinces and cities in the same year took the lead. From the fear and discrimination of the Chinese, since 1882 (3 years before the Pacific Railway repair), the federal government of Canada has launched a series of discriminatory acts against Chinese Americans, including restricting the settlement of Chinese descent in most parts of Canada, forcibly levying a head tax on Chinese descent (1885), and prohibiting Chinese women from entering the country (1923). ) and so on. British Columbia and Vancouver, in the past, played an insignificant role in the history of the pioneer of the exclusion of China. In 1871, the provincial government passed the legislation, deprived the Chinese people to vote, and banned Chinese people from becoming legal, pharmaceutical and dental professionals, 14 years earlier than the notorious head tax on the federal level. After 1/4 centuries of struggle, the Canadian Federation abolished the platoon law in 1947, and Vancouver did not abolish municipal exclusion until 1949, the last of the Canadian cities. These municipal laws and regulations include the isolation of schools, the prohibition of Chinese access to swimming pools and other public places, and the prohibition of the purchase, lease and use of local homes, hospitals and even cemetery. In response to these discriminatory measures, Chinese people fought unremittingly. The outbreak of World War II made China become an anti fascist ally, and many of the federal hierarchys exclusion laws were abolished during and after the war. In recent years, the rise of Chinas international status and the influx of a large number of new Chinese immigrants have poured new blood into the rights and struggles of the local Chinese communities, providing a solid backing. Canadian apology to the Chinese is late In June 22, 2006, the Canadian Federal Chancellor Harper, representing the federal government of Canada on the Ottawa Capitol, shouted Canada and apology in Cantonese for the head tax that discriminated against Chinese people in history. The curtain drawn by the three level of government apologizing to the Chinese community has been drawn up. In 2016 and 2017, the Vancouver municipal government, the Municipal Council and the Chinese and non Chinese community leaders consulted a number of consultations to discuss how to apologize for the history of Chinas China policy. In November 2017, the Vancouver City Council voted to formally apologize for the discriminatory treatment suffered in the history of Vancouver in China. In March 28th, according to the results of the municipal council vote, the municipal government and the Municipal Council issued an apology statement issued by the mayor of Luo pin letter. In the statement, Luo pin said he chose to apologize in public instead of the municipal building. It was intended to convey the sincerity of the Chinese culture to support and accept Chinese culture. This solemn gesture of apology is undoubtedly wise. At this apology, the two Chinese political dignitaries, the former provincial judge Yu Hongrong and the former municipal Councillor Ye Wu Meggie, used the two Chinese dialect Cantonese and the four Yi reciting apology, which were used more than 100 years ago, respectively, and also the generation of the ancestors and their own ethnic groups. Looking at history is not meant to indulge in old accounts, but not to complaining, but to build a good city, community and ethnic relations in order to succeed in the future. As Luo pin letter mayor and many Vancouver municipal councilors pointed out, when Vancouver became a city of reconciliation, historical mistakes must be solved. This apology will be an important step to solve historical problems and move forward. Although todays situation has changed, ethnic equality has become the political correctness of Canadian society. But various forms of hidden racial discrimination may still linger. In view of this, we should continue to work hard for the full equality and avoid the branch regeneration of discrimination based on reality. Source: the editor of the Beijing News: Tao Xiao Fangs editor: Ji Ke _b6492 At this apology, the two Chinese political dignitaries, the former provincial judge Yu Hongrong and the former municipal Councillor Ye Wu Meggie, used the two Chinese dialect Cantonese and the four Yi reciting apology, which were used more than 100 years ago, respectively, and also the generation of the ancestors and their own ethnic groups. Looking at history is not meant to indulge in old accounts, but not to complaining, but to build a good city, community and ethnic relations in order to succeed in the future. As Luo pin letter mayor and many Vancouver municipal councilors pointed out, when Vancouver became a city of reconciliation, historical mistakes must be solved. This apology will be an important step to solve historical problems and move forward. Although todays situation has changed, ethnic equality has become the political correctness of Canadian society. But various forms of hidden racial discrimination may still linger. In view of this, we should continue to work hard for the full equality and avoid the branch regeneration of discrimination based on reality.