Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Budweiser ignores Richmond’s Chinese-sign standard
The same red Budweiser beer ad was spotted on a Translink bus stop on Fourth Avenue at Collingwood in Vancouver late Tuesday.
However, Au reported late Tuesday that the Budweiser ad on the bus stop outside Richmond city hall, about which he complained to city staff, was taken down some time in the middle of Tuesday.
In a file photo Richmond Councillor Chak Au points to another Translink sign in Richmond that was dominated by the Chinese language.
Au is disappointed with Translink, which is responsible for Metro Vancouver transit. Many have criticized the B.C. Crown corporation for frequently permitting Chinese-only signs on its buses.
“I wish they could have applied greater sensitivity on this issue. I don’t believe the Chinese community will have any objections if TransLink requires English to be more prominent in signs or commercial ads in its territory.”
After years of debate and citizen activism, Richmond council decided late last year to hire a staff member to visit businesses and advise them to voluntarily make sure all signs are at least 50-per-cent English.
Au was one of the earliest political proponents of including 50-per cent English in all signs.
Richmond city council is also preparing to combat a spate of temporary Chinese-only signs, which are in many ways a bigger issue than the permanent signs that need to be approved by city staff.