October 2009

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Many post-’49 migrants ambivalent about regime – Chinese who came to Vancouver after the Communist takeover were disenchanted with the party’s policies but admired its ability to unite country

By Joanne Lee-Young, Vancouver Sun (October 1, 2009) Two years after Mao Zedong’s Communists defeated the Nationalists and established the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949, 21-year-old Dick Yee landed in Vancouver along with mother and brother to join his father, a tailor who had already been here for many years. “I wanted […]

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