Interviewer: During the development of
the New Republic newspaper,
were there some
major events or activities?
Can you talk about it?
Mr. Hsu: The New Republic was founded in 1911.
When it got to the period of the second Sino-Japanese War,
although at that time
the news arrived very slowly,
(the Chinese immigrants) here wondered if some places were occupied by Japanese troops.
What happened to their hometowns?
More or less, they could find out in our newspaper
reports of this kind of information.
that period that
all three Chinese newspaper reached the zenith of their development
was during the second Sino-Japanese War.
Interviewer: What caused the relocation of the New Republic
Newspaper from Victoria to Vancouver?
For the convenience of transportation, Vancouver
gradually replaced Victoria.
Before, the first stop from the sea was Victoria.
Now, we took the planes to Vancouver.
Plus, the local economy grew faster in Vancouver.
Gradually, more Chinese immigrants moved to Vancouver.
That's why we moved.
Interviewer: You left the New Republic
What was the main reason to leave if I can ask?
Mr. Hsu: the main reason was that the World Journal came to Vancouver.
They invited me to work for the World Journal.
Secondly, I think that
there were not many readers and not much applause (for my work at the New Republic).
So soon after I left, (the New Republic press) closed.
I spent my whole life working at the news media area,
all my life.
There is one principle:
it is impossible for you to promote the opinions and standpoints of your party
and at the same time to make good profits.
That is impossible.
So, for a newspaper press that was owned by a party
the principle is
to do as much as you can afford.
Don't think about making money
while you advertise for the party.
It's impossible to accomplish them at same time.
So the New Republic newspaper,
or other newspapers,
all closed in those years.
(They) have met the needs of the times.
Plus the change of the political situation in China.
They have completed their tasks in those periods,
so the closure of the newspaper presses can be a perfect stop sign.