Premier John Horgan has announced a new Chinese-Canadian Community Advisory Committee to assist the Province of British Columbia in strengthening social, economic and cultural ties among members of the Chinese diaspora in this province and around the globe.
“Our government is committed to ensuring our province’s strong, sustainable economy includes the voices of the many Chinese-Canadians who live and work here,” said Premier Horgan.
The advisory committee will provide advice to the Premier on government initiatives of interest and concern to members of the Chinese-Canadian community in British Columbia. The committee will recommend strategies for building on B.C.’s economic and cultural connections with China and Chinese communities throughout the world. It also will be tasked with proposing new programs and projects for government consideration to enhance the contributions of the Chinese-Canadian community to the province.
Members of the committee are community leaders from diverse backgrounds:
- Shirley Chan, Vancouver Chinatown activist
- Christina Chang, president, Taiwan Chambers of Commerce in Canada
- Debbie Chen, journalist
- Queenie Choo, CEO, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
- June Chow, co-founder, Youth Collaborative for Chinatown
- Alex Fan, CIBC regional vice-president, and former president, Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in BC
- Ding Guo, journalist and TV commentator
- Sunny Ho, Richmond Business Association
- Theresa W. Y. Ho, human rights and Chinese-Canadian history activist
- Carol Lee, chair, Vancouver Chinatown Foundation
- Imogene Lim, professor of anthropology, Vancouver Island University
- David Lin, radio host
- Fred Mah, chair, Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association
- Harris Niu, president, Canadian Community Services Association, organizer of the Chinese Cultural Festival
- Zili (Frank) Wu, founder, Canada China Sports Foundation
- Bill Yee, retired provincial lawyer and judge
- Jeffrey Yu, member, New Vista Society and Tien Jin Temple