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Wui Gwai: Hong Kong homecoming

A few months ago, Elaine Chau hosted and produced a radio program called: “Wui Gwai: Hong Kong Homecoming”.  It gets an encore presentation this Friday (Canada Day!) on CBC Radio One.  And this time around, Elaine is looking for photos and stories from other Hong Kong immigrants to compile for a CBC gallery. It’s simple:

1) Email hkhomecoming@cbc.ca about why you (or your parents) — immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong.
2) Share a photo of yourself, from the early days of immigration.
3) Tell us what you miss most about Hong Kong
4) Send by Thursday, June 30th, 2016!


Pedestrians cross a street in Mong Kok, one of the most crowded districts in Hong Kong.

Pedestrians cross a street in Mong Kok, one of the most crowded districts in Hong Kong. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Wui Gwai: Hong Kong Homecoming originally aired Sunday, December 27 at 7 a.m. & Friday, January 1 at 5 p.m. on CBC Radio One.

Elaine Chau

Wui Gwai: Hong Kong Homecoming looks at the influence of Hong Kong Chinese immigrants on Vancouver, and Canada. In the late 1980s and 1990s, Hong Kong was the largest source of overseas immigrants to British Columbia. You can see the influence in the architecture, hear their intonations on the streets, and taste their cuisine in the restaurants — but the journey to better understanding their life stories, is one that continues today.The CBC’s Elaine Chau, an immigrant from Hong Kong herself,  tackles the challenges that come with that — and the legacy of this group.

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