今舉行慶祝酒會 增發特刊 附贈週刊共出版一四四頁
English translation: World Journal Vancouver Press Established with New Printing House and Machines in Use
There Will Be a Celebration Reception Today
Today’s World Journal Has a Special Issue with the Supplementary Weekly Issue
It Is 144 Pages in Total
World Journal Vancouver Report
The World Journal Vancouver press, a branch of the United Daily News Group, will host a celebration reception from 2 pm to 5 pm, Saturday the 23rd at No. 2288, Clark Dr. This is to celebrate the establishment of the press with its new printing house and machines putting in use.
The press received congratulation letters from the Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney; the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Allen Fraser; the Secretary of State for External Affairs, Barbara McDougall; the Minister of State (Multiculturalism), Gerry Weiner; the leader of the Opposition, Jean Chrétien; the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, David See-Chai Lam; the Primer of British Columbia, Mike Harcourt; the Mayor of Vancouver, Gordon Campbell; the Mayor of Richmond, Henry Braun; and the Richmond City Councilor, Chen Zhixun. In their letters, they praised the World Journal newspaper for its efforts in improving the multicultural situation and supporting the development of the Chinese community in Canada.
The headquarters of World Journal Press is in New York, while the Vancouver office is set up after other offices established in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
Mr. Wang Tiwu, chairman of the United Daily News Group, visited the North American regions at the end of last year. He decided to build a Vancouver branch to serve the Chinese immigrant population that increased rapidly in western Canada and Seattle. The purpose is to help Chinese immigrants adapt to the local community by strengthening local news coverage and improving the quality of life for the Chinese immigrants.
Li Houwei, General Manager of the World Journal and the Director of the World Journal New York, will come to Vancouver on the 23rd to host the celebration reception and press the button to start the new machine. The Director of World Journal Vancouver, Mr. Jian Wuxiong, will accompany the Director Li, San Francisco Director Su Minsheng, and Mr. Wang Weijie from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office to cut the ribbon in the ceremony.
The Vancouver World Journal released its forty-four-page issue on the 23rd. Together with the twenty-eight-page World Weekly and the special issue of seventy-two pages published on the same day it has 144 pages in total, creating a record for local Chinese newspapers in terms of one issue with the most pages.
Translation of the Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s Congratulations Letter:
World Journal Vancouver Report
PRIME MINISTER · PREMIER MINISTRE
I am pleased to convey my warmest greetings and best wishes to the staff and readers of the World Journal on the occasion of its Grand Opening Special Edition.
The launching of a new publication is indeed cause for celebration. As a voice for the Chinese-Canadian community, the World Journal will no doubt serve its readers well and provide news and information of interest to people in communities across Canada. You may take great pride in the successful culmination of your efforts.
I congratulate all those associated with the World Journal and I wish you every success in meeting the challenges ahead.