Regional Councillor Joe Li was elected to Markham Council in 2010. He is the first Hakka Chinese from India elected to hold public office in Canada and the first Council member with Indian background in Markham and the Region of York.
“You see … I’m Chinese, I was born in India, I’m Catholic and living in the United States, so it’s complicated,” Joseph Hou says with a laugh, sitting at the bar of his restaurant Szechuan 132.
Before his journey to the Deoli Concentration Camp, Andy Hsieh was a student at a boarding school in Shillong, a city that used to be the capital of Assam and is now the capital of the state of Meghalaya. He was taken at the height of the 1962 Sino-Indian Conflict.