The Asian Diaspora in the US/North America

No stamp of approval

Perhaps one of the most bizarre examples of how confused “loyalty” is for the Chinese diaspora can be demonstrated by the work of a Chinese Canadian businessman, Michael Lo. A Hong Kong immigrant, Lo invested heavily in his private education empire in Vancouver, where he used to have a college and a university.

He befriended politicians. He was able to get a Chinese Canadian member of parliament to connect him to the right people at renowned education institutes and government units in China.

The National Alliance Party

In Canada, there is a 99% chance that you will not be a professional, you will not find employment, and you will not be in the place you feel you deserve.

When Chen Weiping and a few friends came up with the idea of a “Chinese Canadian political party”, they did not envision a nationwide backlash.

Shifting dreams

According to the Migration Policy Institute, a US-based think tank on international movement of people, there were an estimated 33 million ethnic Chinese living outside China, Taiwan and Hong Kong by early 2000. This number had jumped from 22 million in 1985 and from 12.7 million in the 1960s. As overseas Chinese tend to have low birth rates, the Institute says, it suggests the majority of this migration is believed to have come from the Greater China area.

Seeing red in Canada


These are exciting times for Chinese immigrants in Canada as China rises in status in the world stage. But with great change comes great conflict.

Ethnic progress

A brief overview of the South Asian diaspora in the US.

The US is a nation born of transplants, but the term “minority” is beginning to seem inadequate for a range of non-natives and their descendents residing here today. In the 2000 US census, almost 12 million reported being of Asian ancestry, an increase of 72% over the previous 10 years. That’s a rate of growth greater than the country’s as a whole.

Beyond lemonade

omar faruk

With a Wall Street address and wisdom beyond his years, Mohammed Omar Faruk tells Melanie Hilario how he takes care of business, and how business can take care of the world.

Margin of terror


Sectarian strife within Canada’s Indian community is in the spotlight because of commemorations of Air India Flight 182 which was brought down by Sikh extremists.

Wendi wins the war


Her birth name may embody the communist spirit but she has proven a capitalist  through and thrust. Meet Wendi Deng Murdoch, the woman behind the world's most powerful media mogul.

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