CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 1:08 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 2:32 PM PT
B.C. woman accused of putting glue in nephew’s ears
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A Richmond, B.C., woman has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly putting glue in her infant nephew’s ears.
According to a search warrant, a seven-week-old infant identified only as Baby Y was brought into a local hospital in February, crying and upset because of glue found in and around his ears.
The baby lived in a home with his parents and their extended family. Several family members claimed the sister-in-law Wei Wang was jealous of Baby Y because she had two daughters.
They claimed that in Chinese culture males were valued higher than females, and that Wang allegedly said she wouldn’t receive any inheritance if she didn’t produce a son.read more
Baby weight and ethnicity
Alleged bear paw smuggler makes first court appearance
Richmond man was charged for attempt to smuggle bear paws through Vancouver airport
CBC News Posted: Aug 2, 2013 5:45 AM PT Last Updated: Aug 2, 2013 10:53 AM PT
Black bear paws are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine and also as a culinary delicacy. (The Canadian Press) Facebook
A Richmond, B.C. man makes his first court appearance today, facing charges under the Wildlife Act for attempting to smuggle bear paws through the Vancouver Airport.
Zhen Kun Chen was busted at an airport inspection station in August 2011 carrying three bear paws from two different black bears in his carry-on luggage.
“We know they were animals that were harvested in this province,” says Dave Cox, a B.C. conservation officer.
“The individual was en route to China, so it’s difficult to say exactly where he was headed with them.”
Bear paws are prized in China for their use in traditional medicine and also as a culinary delicacy that can fetch up $500 a plate.
Zhen could be sentenced with up to six months in jail and a $250,000 fine, or just the fine alone. He will appear in court again in September.read more
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Vancouver, left, is still a North American hub for Asian immigration — just not from Hong Kong, right.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, in anticipation of their city reverting from British to Chinese control, thousands of wealthy Hong Kongers packed their bags — and their bank accounts — and moved across the Pacific to Vancouver. Hong Kongers forever changed the demographic mix of the Lower Mainland — and helped transform Vancouver into a shimmering Trans-Pacific hub. But now, according to a recent analysis by the South China Morning Post, so many Chinese-Canadians have returned to Hong Kong that Canadians are quite likely the city’s “most numerous foreign passport-holders.” The Post’s Tristin Hopper breaks down the reasons for the reverse migration — and examines the city they leave behind.read more
Almost four in 10 of SUCCESS’s clients are from Mainland China. Newcomers from the People’s Republic of China have become the largest cohort by far of immigrants to Metro Vancouver, taking the place those from Hong Kong, who were the dominant group in the early 1990s.read more