English translation: Pay Tribute to the Readers of the World Journal Vancouver!
Today, the World Journal Vancouver has a new office building, a full set of printing equipment, full-time professional editors, interviewers, translators, publishers, advertisers, and publicists who are eager to work. Both our conceptual and concrete facilities have been fully enhanced and updated. With these actions, we are striving to win readers’ love of this newspaper, build readers’ trust, and let this newspaper connect with a vast number of readers to make the World Journal Vancouver help feed the spirits of every Chinese Canadian family and every Chinese Canadian in western Canada.
Today, the World Journal Vancouver has changed the previous model that has caused readers a lot of inconvenience and given them a reason to complain over the past many years. We deeply regret this and are sorry for it. The fact is that newspapers compiled and published in San Francisco, in the west of the United States, will not arrive in Vancouver until the afternoon of that day. Over the past few years, we have become increasingly aware that this situation must be changed as soon as possible, and it has finally changed today. The ability to edit, print, and publish newspapers in Vancouver has greatly accelerated the service to readers in western Canada.
The World Journal Vancouver is an entity affiliated with the Taipei United Daily News Group. It is also an entity affiliated with the World Journal in North America, whose general administration is in New York. The World Journal Vancouver cooperates and exchanges information with the World Journal New York, the World Journal San Francisco, the World Journal Los Angeles, the World Journal Toronto, and other newspapers in the United Daily News Group. We are confident that we can strengthen our services to readers in western Canada.
From the old edition to the new World Journal Vancouver, there must be a willingness to strengthen local news reporting. This is another goal of enhancing and updating our conceptual and concrete facilities. In addition to the goal mentioned above of delivering newspapers to readers earlier, we will also try our best to expand the coverage of the Vancouver-centered western Canada region. We deeply hope that Chinese Canadians in the region, regardless of their origins, can agree with the World Journal Vancouver and have a consensus on the fact that it is a newspaper that belongs to the Vancouver Chinese community and represents all Chinese Canadians in western Canada.
The world is undergoing drastic changes; both sides of the Taiwan Strait are changing. Approaching 1997 [transfer of the Hong Kong government], Hong Kong is also changing. Chinese Canadians living in Vancouver and scattered around western Canada, of course, need to be informed of changing information at all times and understand the changes. The World Journal Vancouver currently stands out and now can emerge more as required. In this way we can simultaneously grasp the quickly changing information around the world as well as adapt and respond to it.
Canada is a country with international immigrants. It is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, advanced industrial democracy. Chinese immigrants should be hopeful about their future and pursue their life, study, employment, entrepreneurship, and even political goals. The World Journal Vancouver will also pay attention to these aspects and provide information about them.
Vancouver is a beautiful coastal city. It resembles Hong Kong, the pearl of the east. Therefore, in recent years, most immigrants came from Hong Kong. There are also many immigrants from Taiwan, mainland China, and the Indochinese Peninsula. Everyone is living in this beautiful place. We hope that everyone will work together to build a united and harmonious Chinese community, which will serve as a model for Chinese communities in North America. Traditional Chinese culture will be carried forward here. We will work together and help each other so that older people can be supported, adults can find jobs, and children can be educated. [We should] avoid developing an unfriendly atmosphere within the Vancouver Chinese community and not become another hotbed for the Wah Ching [Huaqing Bang]. This grand goal should be the common responsibility of the Vancouver Chinese community, and we regard it more as a sacred responsibility that the World Journal Vancouver must take.
Today is a great day for the World Journal Vancouver; it is a milestone in our development. We are more than willing to create a milestone for the Vancouver-centered Chinese Canadian society to move toward that is based on unity, harmony, prosperity and high cultural standards in western Canada.
The family of the World Journal has expanded. After the World Journal New York, the World Journal San Francisco, the World Journal Los Angeles, and the World Journal Toronto, the World Journal Vancouver has become like a younger sibling to them under the brand of World Journals North America. We firmly believe that with the efforts of all our World Journal Vancouver colleagues, along with the love, advice, and support of our readers in the Vancouver and western Canada regions and the potential of having future economic development there, the World Journal Vancouver will be able to catch up [to its siblings] quickly. We will work together with the other World Journals that are affiliated with the World Journals in North America to make new contributions and serve our readers.
Today, all the staff members of the World Journals in North America, including all the colleagues of the World Journal Vancouver, pay tribute to our readers across Vancouver and western Canada!