I saw on China's CCTV 4 that the the long overdue apology to past discriminatory laws specifically against the Chinese has finally happened. I wonder why it wasn't the President who proffered the apology. Reagan did it to the Japanese?
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2012 17:53:27 GMT -5 by douglaslam
I found it odd a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman was asked for comment on the apology. Are we forgetting under Mao, the overseas Chinese and their families in China were ruthlessly persecuted? I wasn't allowed to attend school because I was from the landlord class, the oppressors. My family paid dearly for grandfather's hard work in Canada. Too many overseas Chinese who bought small plots of land with proceeds from abroad were mercilessly struck down by Mao.
Comments should come from those old clan and district association leaders, in Hoisan wa, Chungshan wa or Cantonese. They know what life was like, they had first hand knowledge. A Mandarin speaking bureaucratic half a world away knows not what he is talking about, he is totally irrelevant. He should apologies too, for Mao's evil deeds done to overseas Chinese families.
You are right Douglas. My Father in Law was taken away one day, and his family didn't now what happened to him for a few years. Later they discovered he had been taken away to work in the coal mines, many miles away from Canton City. His young children were left with their mother in the city. The children treated harshly during the cultural revolution, and the middle two sent to the countryside for re-education. The Mother frequently told to walk or stand with a board around her neck - waiting for chastising from passers by. After 8 years Father in Law was released - but couldn't come back to the city - as they would not give him food vouchers. My husband didn't see his father at all - between the years 1957 to 1981. Yes those years were cruel. The Lost Years.
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msen: Hi Sis, and welcome to the forum. As you know, I recently returned on a long journey from Florida to see one of our American cousins, sadly, in hospice. Her wish was to reconnect our family and visit with as many as could make the trip to her bedside.
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msen: Oops, I guess i will continue in shoutbox, but merely wanted to reply to you! Long story short, her wish came true and now we have, thanks to forum friends, our village and some names in our father's family. Shout out to Laohuaqiao, FayChee and forum.
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