The Chinese times
The Chinese times (Vancouver, B.C.)
March 14Pi 1) Ambassador Chau had suggested 12 proposals about the new agreementsbetween Canada and China in a meeting with the prime minister on February 24. The proposals were as follows:`(a) since Canada and China were on friendly terms, the lives, rights and properties of the overseas Citizens should be protected; (b) the head tax that was imposed on Chinese immigrants should be abolished; (c) the un- friendly treatments which the detained Chinese immigrafcts received should be abolished; (d) all Chinese who were holding official passports should be given free entry. They were primarily merchants, teachers, reverends, and students; (e) the Chinese having official passports could also bring along their wives; (f) Both hhe Canadian and the Chinese governments should allow qualified Chinese citizens to emigrate into Canada; (g) Overseas Chinese students should be taught in the same school as whites; (h) all Chinese immigrants should have the rights to work in the government department or in any factories and companies; (i) the Chinese immigrants should receive the same kind of body check-up upon arriving in Canada as immigrants from other countries; (j) the Canadian born Chinese should enjoy the same kind of priority as the Canadians, including theright to be eletted as MP.; (k) Chinese goods coming to Canada should be taxed in the same way as goods from other countries; (1) Chinese cargo ships coming to Canada should be treated in the same way as ships from other countries. Ambassador Chau sent the above proposals to the CBA on March 6, hoping that they could be published in the Chinese newspaper for public knowledge.P3 2) Ambassador Chau had sent a letter to the CBA on Feb. 28 saying tht he had already talked to the head immigration officer about abolishing the law that demanded the finger prints and registration record of all Chinese immigrants. It was reported that the law was primarily made to deal with the 3rd class Chinese passengers coming to Canada. In addition, the MP's of B.C. were strongly in favour of such a law
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