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Chinese Canadian activist criticizes release of his attacker with no jail time: ‘This isn’t justice’

Surrey City Hall
  • Louis Huang, a China and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist from Richmond, British Columbia, has slammed the court for giving his two attackers, Mu Bai and Yin Shiliang, “lenient” sentences.
  • Huang was attacked outside the house of Bingchen Gao, an independent Chinese journalist, in Surrey, British Columbia, on Nov. 25, 2020.
  • While waiting outside Gao’s home, Huang said he was approached by two men who then physically assaulted him. The assailants were later identified as Mu and Yin. Huang suffered a broken cheekbone, permanent eye damage and a knocked-out tooth from the attack.
  • Prosecutor Corrine Proctor sought a four-to-six-month jail sentence for Yin and Mu with a three-month conditional sentence order (house arrest). Yin was only sentenced to a partial house arrest in November, and Mu was released last week with no jail time.
  • Yin and Mu were reportedly associated with the New Federal State of China, a political movement group founded by Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui and former White House Chief strategist under Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, on June 4, 2020. The group’s aim was to abolish the Chinese Communist Party and create an alternative Chinese state.

A Canadian activist attacked by two men in late 2020 has criticized the court for giving his assailants “lenient” sentences and expressed fear that the ruling would encourage further harassment.

Louis Huang, a China and Hong Kong pro-democracy activist from Richmond, British Columbia, told the Toronto Star he was shocked after learning that one of his attackers, Mu Bai, was granted unconditional release last week.

Girl, 14, beaten unconscious by older male student in Canada after he made anti-Asian, homophobic remarks

Teen Attacked British Columbia
  • Janice Xie, a 14-year-old Canadian high school student, suffered head injuries that left her unconscious after an alleged unprovoked attack by a 17-year-old male student in the city of Richmond.
  • "He called me a homophobic slur. He called me the 'F' slur and said all Asians are ugly and that he hates all Asians," Xie said.
  • The male student, whose identity was withheld in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was apprehended at the scene and released to a legal guardian.
  • Tim Sorensen, the victim's father, said local authorities informed him that the alleged attacker would be formally charged with assault.
  • The incident is currently under investigation by the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Richmond.

Local authorities in Canada are investigating an attack that left a 14-year-old student unconscious inside a high school in the city of Richmond.

Janice Xie, a Grade 9 student at Hugh Boyd Secondary School, said a 17-year-old Grade 11 student beat her up in a school corridor and left her with head injuries on Thursday.

‘Equivalent to the n-word’: Woman kicked out of Richmond store for using Cantonese slang term

  • An Asian woman was asked to leave a store in Richmond, Canada, for allegedly using a Cantonese term to describe a white person as a “ghost man” or “foreign devil.”
  • According to the store’s staff, “gweilo” is a term “equivalent to the n-word.”
  • The woman has reportedly been banned from the store following the incident — a claim the store refuted in a statement on Monday.

An Asian woman was asked to leave a store in Richmond, Canada, after she allegedly used a Cantonese term to describe a white person as a “ghost man” or “foreign devil.”

Eugene Ho was accompanying his girlfriend’s mother to a Shaw store in Richmond Centre shopping mall in November 2021 when the incident occurred, according to Richmond News. Ho wrote about their experience at the store in a Facebook post last month.