Interviewer: It’s well known that The World Journey newspaper
had been one of the three major Chinese newspapers in Vancouver
for the past 30 years.
Today, it's our great pleasure to have here Mr. Hsu,
former editor-in-chief of the Vancouver World Journal newspaper,
to talk about his experience of
working at the World Journal newspaper press.
Mr. Hsu: The World Journal newspaper in Vancouver (at that time) was actually
the World Journal newspaper in San Francisco, United State.
I left the New Republic newspaper press in 1981 and then worked for the World Journal newspaper press
For almost twenty-two years
I devoted myself to the World Journal newspaper press.
Originally, the World Journal newspaper belonged to
a private news agency called the United Daily News from Taiwan.
The boss's name was Wang Tiwu.
He was resolute, starting
The World Journal newspaper in the United States.
They happened to have
a new facsimile machine.
We called it "the large refrigerator,"
which was the predecessor of the modern fax machine.
Because of the possibility of faxing (content),
(Offices) at New York and San Francisco can simultaneously receive
the template created in Taiwan.
That "fridge" was huge.
When it started to fax (the content),
The negative was
a template of the newspaper over there
Then we inserted (the negative) into the facsimile machine 把门关起来
and closed the door.
The edition was printed out simultaneously at five places.
So we could do this (synchronous transmission).
It (The World Journal) started at San Francisco and New York in the United States.
The headquarters were in New York.
Later, (it was) in Los Angeles (because there was) a larger Chinese-speaking population.
In these three places.
Later the Chinese-speaking population in Toronto increased.
Finally, it was Vancouver.
The Vancouver edition was printed.
This was also because (the editors in) Taipei could
help us make many templates.
So later, when we had the telefax machine,
Almost all my templates were done in Taipei.
Except for the templates that were needed on the same day.
For example, we finished the interviews at noon
and faxed the content to Taipei at night.
They could make them soon as they had many editors.
Is that right?
In almost less than an hour
Or half an hour.
They had done the templates and faxed them back to us.
So we combined them
one by one to form the final edition.