CCF News Bulletin for Thurs, May 18th
Canada-China Focus
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Updates from CCF

New publication sponsored by Canada-China Focus & SAAHCAG:


"1923: Challenging Racisms Past & Present"

This open-access booklet went live today! Access the free, printable PDF at

As the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act approaches on July 1st, the new book, 1923, suggests the racist legislation resulted from a white backlash against the growing assertiveness of Indigenous, Black, and Asian Canadian communities in Canada.

Moreover, the authors worry that a similar backlash is in the works, propelled by white nationalism, conservative “anti-woke’ campaigns, escalating environmental racism, and recurrent Sinophobia and Islamophobia.
Upcoming Events

Canadian Foreign Policy Institute: "Voices from Okinawa: The role of Canada and the US in Militarizing the Pacific" 

When: Wed, June 21, 8PM Eastern Time / 5 PM Pacific Time / June 22, 9AM Japanese Standard Time
Register at:
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"Ten days ago Canadian and US warships traveling through the Taiwan Strait were intercepted by Chinese naval vessels. The provocative naval mission 10,000 km from Canada is part of Ottawa’s plan to dispatch more naval vessels and spy aircraft to the region."
"Okinawans have been fighting to rid the island of U.S. bases for decades, giving rise to one of the strongest peace movements in the world. Today, Canadian Armed Forces regularly use U.S. military installations on Okinawa, including the infamous Kadena Air Base, the site of repeated mass demonstrations for decades...
Join the discussion to hear about the peace movement in Okinawa, risks that accompany increasing militarization of the region and Canada’s role."




The Vancouver Chinese Canadian Museum presents:
"The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act"

To recognize the 100th anniversary since the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver is hosting a major national exhibition, "The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act". Opening on July 1st, the in-person and online archive features hundreds of the certificates of identity documents (C.I. certificates) that were issued to Chinese Canadians. See the project's website,, to plan you visit.




On June 23, 2023, the Honourable Senator Yuen Pau Woo, the Honourable Senator Victor Oh and Action! Chinese Canadians Together (ACCT) Foundation will be hosting a National Remembrance event in the Senate of Canada Chamber on the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada.
This event is an opportunity to recognize the longstanding relationship between Chinese Canadians and Indigenous Peoples in Canada, to enhance a sense of pride and belonging, and to take action against racism.