But even those entering illegally are coming to join family, find work,seek help, etc.
Few will come to celebrate official bilingualism and wave a Canadian flag on Canada Day. This is not to say that, once here, they might not make Canadian friends, maybe marry a Canadian, and enjoy celebrating Canada on Canada Day. But that win't be the primary reason for coming here. It would be an added bonus.
When I worked in China, though I loved the Chinese people, made good Chinese friends, etc., I didn't go there to celebrate some nebulous Chinese identity. In fact, superficialities aside, I found no more difference between my Chinese friends and me than I did between my Canadian friends.
People are people.
No Newfoundlander moves to Fort NAC to celebrate Albertan values. He just goes there to work. The rest is an added bonus.
Quote: Originally Posted by petros
Yes, I can.
Why didn't you stay and partake in Chinese values entrenched in Maoism?
We're you from somewhere with more alluring values?
Where did those values come from?
Did you have to work in a compound with snipers in the surrounding trees protecting your jobsite and armed escorts when you travelled out of the compound?
No. I mingled with my friends and neighbours.
If there was any significant divide between my frirnds and me, it was in the purely legal and administrative sense. They enjoyed Chinese and I Canadian legal nationality.
Sure some Chinese could get lost in the elusive myth if nationalism just as some Canadians do, but it never has a basis in reality.