"We are back where we started. Sending raw materials out, bringing cheap manufactured goods in. This isn't progress. It is colonialism."
- WILFRED COLLINS WONANI, head of the Chamber of Commerce in
This topic has been gaining real estate in my sphere of reality over the last few years. First, I noticed a bit of if when I was in
I am of course perceived to be Chinese (from China) who is here to do business. This means that I’m constantly fighting the stereotype that comes with this. The reputation of the Chinese is sometimes good, and sometimes not so good. On one hand, I’ve never met so many people who are interested in learning Chinese, and wanting to go to
And so, with every stranger that I meet, I often find myself in a bit of an identity crisis because I only know Canada but I am often greeted and treated with an entire other set of baggage that I don’t and can’t relate to. And when this happens, I feel so much appreciation for the multi-culturalism of
That’s about as far as my thoughts take me. Like the rest of development, the question of
Questions. So many questions, but that is development. That’s part of why I enjoy it.