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TOPIC: national identity


The Problem With The Ukrainian Identity Of Canada’s Most Powerful Woman

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, like many others, is rightly outraged at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Yet her emotional attachment to Ukraine, where she has family roots, risk undermining what should be her priority: the interests of Canada.


CALGARY — The number of hyphenated Canadians continues to grow. More than seven million of us were born outside Canada, and a further 2.5 million were born in Canada to two parents born outside the country. Many of us feel a strong sense of attachment to the place of our birth or the place our parents came from. It’s only natural.

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What Jews Can Teach Chinese, A View From China

Two writers explore the evolution of the Jewish and Chinese experiences, at home and abroad, finding lessons from what the two cultures share in common, and what they don't.

BEIJING — Like the Chinese, not only do the Jews have natural gifts, but they are also a people with a tradition of respecting knowledge and attaching great importance to education.

Jews account for only 2.2% of America's population yet make up 21% of the students in the country's top 15 universities, according to U.S. News and World Report. Ethnic Chinese are just as good. In these same universities, American-born Asians account for 20% of the students, of whom about half are Chinese-Americans, including many from families at the bottom of society or who started as illegal immigrants.

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