Sometimes, issues arise in the Mandarin-language Vancouver media that escape the attention of English-speaking reporters.
One such example is a call by Omni TV broadcaster and writer Ding Guo for B.C. political parties to create Asian caucuses.
"The concept of 'Asian caucus' is a good thing to change the existing party framework mechanism and allow Asian legislators to play a collective role," Ding wrote in a recent commentary (translated from Chinese text). "To this end, I support any political party or candidate who dares to accept this concept."
Ding was born in Shanghai and is one of the most influential voices in the Chinese-language media in Vancouver.
His newspaper columns have appeared not only in local Chinese-language publications, but also in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan.