In 1961, Tax Freedom Day (the day on which Canadians begin working for themselves, not the government) fell on May 3. After nearly 40 years of non-stop, economy-boosting immigration, Tax Freedom Day this year, fell on June 27. “Canadians’ average after-tax income has been falling since 1989. ” (Globe and Mail, July 27, 1998) During this period, we’ve accepted over 2-million immigrants who were, we were told, supposed to enrich us with their skills, energy and diversity. The Globe article on the sorry lot of the Canadian Majority continues: ” Between 1989 and 1997, the average Canadian’s after-tax income fell 6.7 per cent, measured in 1997 dollars, which excludes the effects of inflation. … Higher taxes — up 11.8 per cent — were partly responsible, but even pretax income dropped 2.7 per cent over that period. That’s a big hit to the pocket book, the biggest over such a span since the Great Depression of the 1930s…. Wages and salaries, the main source of income for most Canadians, fell 3.5 per cent.” Those tax increases were needed, in part, to fund things like the annual $500,000,000 plus spent on ESL programmes for legions of poorly screened immigrants and refugees.
Cultural Differences Have Consequences
Do you sometimes feel it’s the little things about multiculturalism that make it truly unbearable? If so, you’ll be happy to know that your discomfort has been noted – and sneeringly rejected as yet another shortcoming. “According to Edward T. Hall, a cultural anthropologist, polychronic people like the Chinese in Hong Kong are the opposite of monochronic people, such as the Americans and northern Europeans.
Monochronic time is an artefact of the industrial revolution in England. It is used as a classification system for ordering life and setting priorities. Monochronic people like to do one thing at a time, form a line in a crowd to conduct business orderly [sic]. Conversely, polychronic time is characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of many things and by great involvement with people.
Because polychronic people can do many things at a time, I have observed that they don’t seem to have concerns with big chaotic crowds or lack of a sequencing line.” (Rebecca Chou, February 1997 newsletter of the Asian American Manufacturers Association) What breathtaking arrogance. Of course, this was written before the Asian nations had to go begging. Without that single minded Western dowdiness, (it’s called concentration) it’s unlikely Asia would have enjoyed even the limited successes it did., however briefly.
Scrap Multiculturalism, Nunziata Says
Even some in Ottawa are beginning to question the results of the immigration revolution of 1967 and its twin mischievous cousin, multiculturalism. Former ratpacker and Liberal, now an independent MP, John Nunziata (York South Weston, Ind.) told Parliament recently: Mr. Speaker, Statistics Canada recently confirmed what Canadians have known for years: the face of Canada is rapidly changing. According to StatsCan, 4.7 million people reported a mother tongue other than French or English. That is a 15% increase in just five years. Canada is much more than francophone and anglophone. It is time for the government to scrap outdated policies such as official multiculturalism and bilingualism that fail to reflect the reality of Canada. Multiculturalism is a misplaced policy which does more to divide Canadians than to unite us. Bilingualism is costly, unfair and discriminatory. It is time for a national debate on the true nature of our country. It is time to redefine what it means to be Canadian and to embrace the new reality. It is time to capture and foster a new national spirit.” (Hansard, December 10, 1997)
All is Forgiven; Please Come Home
The Canadian media is giving us a welcome respite from the Christine Lamont/David Spencer love ‘n’ guns melodrama. No doubt they’ll be hogging the front pages just as soon as they’re repatriated. The couple have abandoned their earlier strategy of pleading ignorance/innocence to kidnap and terror activities in Brazil. Well-orchestrated protests and friends in high places have achieved what should have been impossible: they’ll likely be home in six months. Latin America’s loss of two deluded Marxist revolutionaries is Canada’s gain! Compassion for violent fanatics (of a certain type) is very much the thing these days. Germany has “pardoned a former leader of the terrorist Red Army Faction. … The pardon for Helmut Pohl … came a month after the extreme leftist group announced it was abandoning its campaign against capitalism, which had targeted the U.S. military as well as German government and industry.” (AP, May 19, 1998) Successor to the murderous Baader-Meinhof gang, in 1986 the Red Army Faction bombed the Ramstein Air Base, injuring 18 Americans and two Germans.
Just Don’t Try It Here
Prompted by an unprecedented 4.2 per cent unemployment rate, Hong Kong’s “Labour Advisory Board vowed to reject applications [from foreign workers] beginning next month. … ‘But if there are some posts which need professional, high value-added skills or some detested jobs which we could find no one to fill, there can be a separate labour importation scheme for us to consider,’ Mr. Leung [Fu-wah] said.” (South China Morning Post, June 25, 1998) Not Just Numbers Just a Waste of Money “Over one million immigrants have come to the country in the last five years alone. … There are currently some 8,000 active removal cases.” (Toronto Sun, June 11, 1998) “4,059 minister’s [special] permits were issued in 1997. Of those, almost four out of every ten went to convicted criminals.” (Toronto Sun, June 8, 1998) Nevertheless, “A committee of [mostly Liberal] MPs studying Canada’s immigration system has rejected controversial recommendations from a government-appointed panel that called for dismantling the refugee board and placing more restrictions on people applying to get into the country. … The three-member panel, appointed by Immigration Minister Lucienne Robillard to propose a way to overhaul the immigration laws, had also recommended provisional status for potential refugees and an electronic tracking system to help locate people. … The committee says the panel’s recommendations released in January would not work in Canada, and ‘are not in tune with some of our fundamental principles.'” (Globe and Mail, June 12, 1998) The less-than-radical views espoused in the panel’s Not Just Numbers led to the sham Canada-wide “hearings” in which Ms. Robillard strictly forbade public debate, although she did attend the “empowering” sessions held by the immigration lobby. One of the panel’s key recommendations begged immigrants to contribute something toward their own English language training. That heresy drew noisy crowds at every stop. Then the heavy artillery came out — accusations of racism drove a panicked Ms. Robillard to strangle the language recommendation in its crib. And that’s just the way the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) wants it. According to the May 29, 1998 Statement of the People’s Front/East Indian Defence Committee, entitled, Down with State-Organized Racist Attacks on the Canadian People! “The People’s Front/EIDC hails the demonstrations taking place today in Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, London and Toronto against the recommendations of the Immigration Legislative Review Report released by the Minister of Immigration on January 8 of this year. These recommendations are a blatant attempt to create a climate in which new racist immigration policies can be implemented.” The Marxist/Leninists seem particularly exercised at “police intervention in the process of receiving immigrants.” Why? Are criminal background checks likely to exclude Marxist/Leninist friends?
Germany Says “Nein!”
Long Europe’s soft-touch, Germany has outperformed even Canada in accommodating the wretched of the earth at the expense of its own citizens (both “victims” of an “accident of birth”). Half the European Union’s refugees are registered in Germany. The 50 year process of atonement appears to be finally bankrupting the nation. “Asylum seekers deemed to be abusing the welfare system by destroying documents and resisting deportation will see their financial support cut to an absolute minimum. Germany has about 400,000 refugees. Under current laws, they receive a monthly payment made up of cash and vouchers equivalent to 80 per cent of the welfare available to Germans. … Goettingen-based human rights group Society for Threatened Peoples has [automatically] described the law as a ‘deeply inhuman’ attack on refugees. Health Minister Horst Seehofer rejected that claim … ‘The law is neither inhuman or anti-foreign,’ Seehofer said. ‘Anyone who is proved to be abusing the asylum law cannot have an unlimited right to welfare support.'” (Toronto Star, June 26, 1998)
Toronto – Famous For Its Gas
Former Toronto Mayor Barbara Hall, may be gone, but the gas lingers on. Under the tutelage of another socialist, Councillor Jack Layton, “the controversial taxpayer-funded Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) [was] handed a shoestring environmental group for newly transplanted Africans $16,550 to find out what they know about greenhouse gases. Not surprisingly, five months and $11,585 later, the research by the Environmental Centre for New Canadians (ECENECA) shows these immigrants and refugees, most of whom barely speak English, don’t give a hoot about noxious gases. [But they would like $3,310 more grant money] … ECENECA’s executive director, Yuga Juma Onziga … who works at ECENECA’s centre full-time, called the study the ‘first of its kind’ in Canada.
[Oh, promise?] … While Onziga says about one-third of Canada’s African immigrants – or 23,100 people – live in Toronto, only 350 were given questionnaires and a scant 168 answered them. [Mysteriously] there isn’t a complete copy of the questionnaire in the report. There is, however, a list of where it was handed out: African parties, rooms, homes, and rec centres housing Africans, African community centres; schools, and the ECENECA office. [This ought to brighten the day for thousands of homeless Canadians now so intimately familiar with Toronto’s atmosphere.] Asked why his respondents should even think about pollution when there are far more pressing issues for them, Onziga [a Ugandan] said they have to stop ‘crying, crying, crying’ and do ‘something with their lives.’ But then he said most can’t even afford to own cars.” (Toronto Sun, June 1, 1998) Not the kind of lament we hear so often from other dedicated environmental crusaders.
If you’re visiting Manhattan, look for “tattooed, muscular men dressed like postapocalyptic vatos (Chicano gangbangers), being led around on a leash by a blonde transvestite (symbolizing U.S. imperialism) … [Performance artist and Uzi-toting ‘enactor’, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, wants his] ‘street-interventions’ to make a political statement about … ‘the mythology of America’s enemy – the mighty Mexican. The project is about fear of immigration … the fear Americans have about immigrants from Latin America.'” (New York Daily News, June 5, 1998) Unreconstructed Gringos may wish to consult an American Hispanic-studies school textbook to reassure themselves that their fears really are unfounded: “In Los Angeles today there are more people of Mexican descent than in any other city except Mexico City. … Indeed, in many Mexican barrios, day-to-day life looks, sounds and feels more like life in Mexico than in the United States. … We must realize that on both sides of the border we are people native to Aztlan [southern states from Texas to California regarded as ‘Mexican property’ – ‘retaking’ Aztlan is central to the Hispanic ‘Reconquista’].
Although we may find ourselves now on different sides of this new border, culturally and ethnically we are one people.” (The Mexican American Heritage, Carlos M. Jimenez, TQS Publications, 1995) It gladdens the heart to see trans-national ethnic solidarity among Hispanics, blacks, Sikhs, Tamils, Jews, Moslems, Chinese, etc. Among European populations, identity politics indicates ‘an unwillingness to celebrate diversity’. More and more, that diversity regards European Christian traditions as little more than a gigantic pinata: hit it hard and often enough with a big stick and the goodies come rolling out. Mexico’s own experience shows that European culture does not necessarily prevail over ethnic imperatives. Augustine Sigada of the Brown Berets may have said it best: “Go back to Boston. Go back to Plymouth Rock. … You old white people — it is your duty to die.”
Blacks & Whites Have Different Response to Stress
“A chemical released is response to stress could be the key to explaining why blacks are more prone to high blood pressure than Whites, researchers say. Dr. Julio Panza and colleagues at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute studied blood flow in different people while they did increasingly difficult math problems — a mentally stressful situation for most people.
They found the blood vessels of the healthy black volunteers responded differently from the blood vessels of the whites in the study. This relaxation of the blood vessels is controlled, in part, by nitric oxide, an important signalling chemical in the body. Writing in the June 18 issue of Hypertension, which is published by the American Heart Association, Dr. Panza said his team gave the volunteers a drug that interferes with production of nitric oxide. In whites, blood flow dropped significantly. There was no change in blacks, indicating their bodies did not respond as strongly to the chemical.” (Globe and Mail, June 22, 1998)
Drug Pushers Import Guatemalan Children to Hustle Drugs on Vancouver Streets
“A professional drug ring is luring underage children from Honduras to Vancouver where they are turned into indentured street-corner crack dealers. As many as 100 Honduran children have been smuggled into Canada from the impoverished Central American country, said Vancouver police Staff-Sgt. Doug MacKay-Dunn. The Honduran smugglers pay their transportation costs and help them across the Canadian border, which even MacKay-Dunn admits is ‘like a sieve.’ Once in Vancouver, the ring leaders set the children up in apartments, help them file refugee claims and sign them up for welfare. In return, they are turned out on to the street to deal drugs. Some work the Cambie Street strip between Water Street and East Hastings. … Alcohol and drug outreach worker Ingrid Mendez said: ‘Some of them are as young as 11 or 13 … and they have this huge debt. Police, immigration officials and provincial child-welfare workers have been looking for months for ways to get the children off the streets. But unless the kids are caught dealing drugs, there is little anyone can do. Children who make refugee claims are entitled to the same treatment as adults, said Immigration Canada spokesman Dale Akerstrom. … The provincial ministry of children and families will provide housing, food and clothing to children who seek help, said Elaine Murray.” (The Province, Vancouver, July 19, 1998) The situation truly is nutty! The folly of allowing people to breeze into Canada and then slip into the general population is obvious. Illegals should be incarcerated until their claims are heard. Further, what exactly are these crack-dealing street urchins “refugees” from? “RCMP Staff-Sgt. Rocky Rockwell said his officers do what they can to stop the Honduran said his officers do what they can to stop the Honduran children from walking, hitching, swimming and hopping trains into Canada. But with only four officers covering the entire B.C.-Washington border, it’s almost impossible to stop the flow.”
Here is an example of the criminal complicity of Canadian authorities in the immigration/illegal invasion of Canada. Only four Mounties are assigned to border matters in B.C. Why not redeploy some of those officers who are doing nothing but revenue raising by harassing B.C. motorists with photo radar? The Province article continues: “Burnaby RCMP, fire, health and immigration officers recently co-ordinated a sweep of apartments along the 6600-block [of] Dow Avenue in Burnaby, where some of the suspected ring leaders were living, said RCMP Staff-Sgt. Elton Deans. ‘We were finding up to 30 people living in one apartment,’ he said.
Some of the ring leaders were evicted.” However, the youthful crack-pushing illegals are willing participants. Says youth worker Mendez: “‘Once they get here and start seeing the money, they don’t want to get out of it.'” The Province’s coverage for several days running played up the sob story angle of various social workers trying to help the “poor” illegals. These hard little criminals should be detained and turfed immediately. Drugs are a costly and deadly business in B.C. Vancouver’s “chief coroner Larry Campbell was blunt. ‘It’s time somebody steps forward and says the war on drugs is lost. We cannot even pretend to be winning the war.'” Illicit drug use is costing the B.C. government “$209-million. … It costs $20,000 a year for full treatment of an injection drug user, including detoxification, residential care and counselling. … As of [July 24], 224 British Columbia residents had died from overdoses in 1998. … There are about 15,000 injection drug users in B.C. Heroin is at the base of the problem, but many addicts are also shooting up on cocaine. One-quarter of the addicts are thought to have HIV, largely due to the exchange of dirty syringes, frequent injection and cocaine use. About 90 per cent of the addicts have hepatitis C.” (Toronto Star, July 29, 1998)
It’s Always the Year of the Tiger in Canada !
Last month, Solicitor General Andy Scott announced plans to crack down on foreign terror groups, their fundraising fronts and agencies. Canada’s record has not been a vigilant one, but in choosing to overlook foreign terror activities, we guarantee that the artery of “refugees” will forever gush. In Colombo, Sri Lanka, a procession of thousands made its way through the streets, “calling on foreign governments to ban the Tiger rebel movement and prevent its fund-raising activities. … The Peace Loving Citizens of Sri Lanka … [presented a letter] signed by more than 100,000 Sri Lankans from all religions and races. … ‘Sri Lanka has suffered greatly by LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] terrorism. They have killed many thousands of civilians, assassinated political leaders, ruthlessly murdered women, children and even infants,’ a statement said.” (South China Morning Post, June 17, 1998) It’s not poetic licence: mass emigration and internecine warfare has cut a swath through Sri Lankan demographics. “A United Nations agency said Tuesday that Sri Lanka’s population is ageing faster than that of any other country. … ‘By the year 2025, Sri Lanka will stand alone as the only non-high income country with an elderly population greater than 20 per cent,’ the United Nations Development Program said in a statement.” (Reuters, May 5, 1998) Last autumn, the U.S. “unveiled a list of 30 terrorist organisations, including the LTTE, barred from raising funds in the United States or entering the country. … Diplomats said the ban would also apply to the Tigers’ front organisations which reportedly operate offices in 42 countries.” (South China Morning Post, October 10, 1997) “Tamil groups in Canada — the vast majority in the Toronto area — are channelling about $1 million a month to Sri Lankan rebels to buy weapons and fight government troops. … Ananda Goonasekera, Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Canada, said … ‘We know the money collected here is used to buy arms in Sri Lanka … We have complained a number of times to Ottawa.’ … There are about 150,000 Sri Lankans living in the Toronto area.” (Toronto Sun, June 9, 1998) Presumably, Ottawa is too occupied toadying to minority lobbyists and pursuing doddering old East Europeans for events that may or may not have occurred in lands outside our jurisdiction more than half a century ago to bother with present-day threats like the Tamil Tigers. According to The Newcomers Introduction to Canada (Department of Citizenship and Immigration), “you cannot use Canada as a base to support conflicts in your former country. If you are ever invited to join any group for such a purpose, think twice. These activities are not permitted — by law.”
Wow! Is it possible that even Canadian immigration officials imagine such panty-waisted rhetoric will compel committed terror agents to “think twice”? (Well perhaps, on reflection, they may find Canada even more promising than they’d dared hope). It would be interesting to know just how much of that Tamil Tiger money has been earmarked for ‘school uniforms’: “Four soldiers stationed near Jaffna town were killed yesterday by two female rebels riding bicycles and dressed in school uniforms.” (South China Morning Post, June 3, 1998) Last February, “separatist Tamil rebels who attacked a school in the northern Jaffna peninsula, killing seven government soldiers, had been dressed in school uniforms and had used several children as human shields. … ‘Troops found it difficult to fire back at the rebels as they were shooting from behind the schoolchildren,’ a senior military officer said.” (South China Morning Post, February 19, 1998) Months after the U.S. denied entry to members of LTTE, 12,000 supporters were openly marching through the streets of Toronto. “The rally was addressed by members of Federal and Provincial Parliaments and Toronto City Councillors … MP Bill Graham, (Lib. — Toronto Centre) … declared that he wholeheartedly supports the national liberation struggle of the Tamil people and in his own mind the LTTE is like the African National Congress or the Palestinian Liberation Organization. His speech was punctured [sic] by heavy applause from the enthusiastic crowds. … The other speakers who followed roundly condemned the Sri Lankan government’s genocidal war against the Tamil people.
They included Mr. Jim Karygiannis, M.P. (Scarborough Agincourt), Jim Brown, M.P.P. (Scarborough West), Mr. Tony Silipo, M.P.P. (Dovercourt) and Deputy leader of Ontario New Democratic Party, Mr. Jack Layton, Toronto City Councilor, Ms. Pam McConnell, Toronto City Councillor and several others.” (Tamil Canadian News, February 2, 1998) If Our Betters don’t know, fundraising Tamil gangs, “A.K. Kannon [named for their beloved AK-47], based in Scarborough, and their Etobicoke rivals, the VVT, have been shooting it out on city streets for about two years.” (Toronto Sun, June 17, 1998)
Illegals Stage Hunger Strike
Three nervy illegals recently went on a hunger strike. Well, actually, two of them held out for all of one day. The story illustrates the rubbish that our permissive system attracts to Canada. We should make it simple: No entry into Canada as a refugee, except through application with proper identification at one of our embassies abroad. If it means using the “notwithstanding” clause of the constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s Singh decision, then so be it. “Three refugees being held at an immigration detention centre on Airport Road [in Toronto] staged a hunger strike over the weekend to protest against Canada’s immigration system. Two of the detainees ended their hunger strike — begun Saturday after lunch — yesterday [Sunday!] afternoon, but the third man, Meersaifuddin Kamal from Afghanistan, plans to continue starving himself until immigration officials answer his questions. … Kamal, 24, said he came to Toronto last August after his refugee claim was rejected in the United States.
Kamal, who was living in New York City, said he left Afghanistan to avoid a war, and doesn’t know why his refugee claim was rejected in the United States. He’d already successfully gone through the detention centre last summer, and was collecting welfare in Toronto when he made a key mistake. At the end of May, Kamal returned to New York to sell his car. On his way back to Canada, on June 10, immigration officials nabbed him and put him back in the detention centre. … The two other men, Khan Aurangzeb and Muhammed Siddiqui, both from Pakistan, have been in the detention centre much longer than Kamal. Aurangzeb, 27, has been in the detention centre for six months, and Siddiqui, 24, arrived a month and a half ago after spending 50 days at the Maplehurst Correctional Centre for arriving in Canada with false I.D.” (Toronto Star, July 13, 1998)
The Dangers of International Adoptions & The Joys of Cytomegalovirus
If you were desperately scouring around to find a metaphor for the folly that is unchecked, uncontrolled immigration, the phenomenon of international adoption would qualify in every important regard. Some “parents”, unwilling to see their ordeal dramatised as a movie of the week, are fearful of domestic adoptions (and biological parents who have reconsidered). As the Rainbow Decade wheezes to a close, ageing yuppies can alleviate the pinch of mortality while indulging sophomoric liberal tendencies by means of inter-racial adoption. Our own Prime Minister has an aboriginal son who’s all grown up! This one, however, with his turnstile relationship to the criminal justice system, may not be the happiest example. “Americans adopted 14,000 children from overseas last year, nearly double the number of 1990.” [With that, there has been a parallel surge in “disruptions”.
That’s the front-parlour term for returning a faulty child] Barbara Holtan, director of adoption services at Tressler Lutheran Services … says that in the last 46 months, her agency has received 49 calls about finding new homes for adopted children, compared with 18 such calls in all of the previous 10 years.” (New York Times, March 24, 1998) In addition to the inevitable esteem and identity issues “normal” adoptions bring, experts say that foreign orphans have frequently been abandoned or abused. And in regions with primitive health care and widespread poverty, a child’s physical and emotional problems may exceed acceptable novelty constraints.
“Depending on the country and the orphanage, children are not made available for adoption until they have been offered and rejected for adoption from three to seven times by citizens of the country. Upon arriving home with their newly adopted child, parents then learn from their pediatrician that the child may be infected with rickets, microcephaly, hepatitis, severe developmental delay caused by the lengthy stay at the orphanage, or a host of other problems of varying degrees of severity.” (Protecting Clients in International Adoptions, Volume 2, Winter 1996, Adoption Studies Institute) Then there’s cytomegalovirus. “In many underdeveloped countries, virtually all of the people have had CMV. …
Cytomegalovirus is transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with bodily fluids. Urine may contain large amounts of the virus, which can also be found in saliva, tears, breast milk, semen and cervical secretions, and blood products. [Are we screening for this in our brave new blood supply?] … In some infants, the signs of CMV infection are evident at birth; in others, consequences of CMV infection such as hearing loss or mental retardation may not become apparent until later in childhood. … Children from countries where CMV is very common, such as Korea and India, usually acquire the virus during birth.
This is called perinatal infection. These children do not develop serious effects because their birth mothers also pass to them protective antibodies. However, although these children remain well, they may still excrete the virus for several months. Close contact with young children in the home is the most common source of CMV infection for women of child-bearing age in our country. … There is also great concern if a woman develops her first CMV infection during pregnancy. Even though the woman herself may not become ill, she may pass the virus to her unborn baby.
This is called congenital infection. About one-fourth of congenitally infected infants will develop birth defects. … When a child who is excreting CMV is adopted by a North American family, the virus may be transmitted from the child to the adoptive mother. If the mother has not had CMV in the past, she may develop her first infection during pregnancy, and the unborn child is then at risk for developing the more serious consequences of congenital CMV.” (A Few Facts About Cytomegalovirus, International Adoption Clinic, Minneapolis, MN) Are pregnant women and day care workers in Canada informed of the risks associated with changing an unfamiliar diaper or wiping a little nose? In the case of hepatitis B, prospective parents may not be aware that “China has one of the highest incidences of the disease, with about one-third of the world’s hepatitis B infections occurring on the mainland.” (China Daily, May 20, 1998) Coping strategies recommend: “All members of the carrier’s household and [their] sexual partners should be tested for hepatitis B. This includes any individual who has intimate contact with the child, including a nanny. … Each hepatitis B carrier and his/her parent and sexual partners should receive age appropriate hepatitis B education.
They should also receive instructions for day-care workers and teachers. They should include methods for prevention of transmission of the virus and assistance for the child in dealing with his/her positivity throughout the school years and as a teenager.” (Screening Tests Used for International Adoptees, International Adoption Clinic, Minneapolis, MN) Once again, only little Australia has had the courage to face facts and buck the trend. “Australia takes the most restrictive view of inter-country adoption of any receiving country in the world. … [A report] found the number of children being adopted in Australia had dived from nearly 10,000 a year in 1971 to little more than 700 last year. … Of the 700 adoptions registered last year, only 270 were of foreign children.” (South China Morning Post, June 15, 1998)
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