New organization to link up young Chinese Canadians with modern China
Toronto, August 3, 2018 – A new organization called the Federation of Transoceanic Chinese Canadian Association will be launched this fall to introduce the modern China to local born Chinese Canadians and Chinese descendants from other parts of the world who are now living in Canada.
“It is our purpose to expand our association throughout Canada and help Chinese Canadians obtain a better understanding of China, through activities such as field visits and expositions,” says Ms. Benny Cheung, President of FTCCA.
China has undergone very fast pace development in the past 30 years. The Chinese descendants from other parts of the world, the second generation of the Chinese immigrants in Canada, or the Chinese immigrants who have moved out of China for a very long time, may not have the knowledge about the fast pace development in China, today. FTCCA is helping them obtain a better understanding of China, through activities such as field visits and expositions.
According to Ms. Cheung, the association is planning the first field visit in 2019. They will bring a team of Chinese Canadians to China to learn about their legal system and their laws. This will prove crucial for those who want to do business with China.
They are also planning for an exposition in later part of 2019. This will be an annual signature event introducing one China province or city to Canadians. Theme of the first exposition planned, will be about Guangdong Province.
The new association has already teamed up with established community organization such as (North America Association of Asian Professionals) NAAAP Toronto to be their community partner. They will co-host events or activities to connect the young Chinese and Asian professionals with various opportunities offered in China.
Other than NAAAP Toronto, the association has also partnered with three affiliate associations. “On behalf of the Oriental Culinary Arts Society of Canada, Chinese Canadian Chef Association and Chinese Gastronomy Federation of Canada, we are excited and honoured to work together with the FTCCA as affiliate associations to promote Chinese food culture,” says Paul Huang, representative of the three affiliates.
The association will host its’ inaugural event on October 27, 2018.