UNESCO World Heritage Status for Vancouver Chinatown
B.C. Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston in his speech says his government is working with the City of Vancouver to have Vancouver Chinatown designated as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site.
Vancouver Chinatown, says Ralston, “will serve as a crucial reminder for the contributions of Canadian of Chinese origin to the building of British Columbia”.
He wholeheartedly agrees with Premier Hogan remarks, “Vancouver’s Chinatown is a powerful symbol of the resilience, determination and courage of generations of the Chinese community and people who have helped build this province”.
Key to Business Success
Ralston acknowledges the strong historical and economic connections between China and B.C. He says, “It’s through events like this, we get opportunities to identify ways that we can grow and prosper together.”
“At the heart of every successful business relationship is a strong personal relationship. It is very difficult to do business with people you don’t know and people that you can’t trust.”
Adding to Ralston’s remarks, Mayor Greg Robertson says city hall is also working on establishing a Chinese-Canadian museum in addition to acquiring UNESCO heritage status for Vancouver Chinatown. Robertson impressed audience with his speech in the Mandarin language.