Friday, October 7, 2016
Vancouver City Hall publicly endorses Communist China's modern holocaust
CBC is reporting that "The symbolism and meaning of a ceremony at Vancouver City Hall to mark the 67th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is raising concerns with some Chinese-Canadians. On Friday, about 300 Chinese government supporters turned out to watch acting Mayor Kerry Jang and Richmond East MP Joe Peschisolido don red scarves and raise the national flag of China in front of city hall. When news of the unpublicized event was posted online over the weekend, it sparked strong reaction from those in the Chinese-Canadian community who don't support the communist government."
The Vancouver Sun reported that Meena Wong, former mayoral candidate for COPE said “I was shocked, to have my city councillor in my city hall raising the flag wearing the symbol of loyalty to communism, I was dumbfounded.” Wong was a young child in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution and recalls the persecution of her parents and grandparents. For her and many others “it is a painful memory to see that red flag and scarves,” she said.