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To Celebrate 14th Anniversary of South Australia Chinese Weekly  

Editor’s Letter

I am very pleased to write this Editor’s Letter in celebration for South Australia Chinese Weekly milestone.

Firstly, this magazine is a celebration of our 14th Anniversary as a publication. It has been a memorable journey, which I take great pride being on.

Secondly, a celebration of our successful Fundraiser for Leanne Choo, a hopeful Olympian for next year’s 2012 London Olympics and second generation Asian-Australian.

Thirdly, I would like to take this moment to formally thank many of my friends, readers and supporters. If we did not have the support from our readers and our friends – South Australia Chinese Weekly would not what it is today.

I, like many other immigrants have found Australia to become my home.  A country, which has given us opportunity and we celebrate South Australia’s milestone of 175 years as a state as members of Australian-Asian Community.

As immigrants, we left our previous countries on the pursuit of happiness, for a better quality life. We have lived here, built a family and raised our children, the second generation here in Australia.

We appreciate this society and what it has offered us: freedom of speech, basic human rights, equality, opportunity and a home.

It is not easy leaving familiarity on the pursuit of democracy and equality. It’s not easy starting a business from nothing but after fourteen long, hard but beautiful years..

This is my present to you.

This magazine consist of special articles we have published in the South Australia Chinese Weekly Newspaper in 2011. This magazine consist of fond and memorable moments our team have enjoyed including interviews, reports and some special extras, which we have had the opportunity to partake in.

And we put this together as a collection of memories.

South Australia Chinese Weekly is and has been a platform for the people of South Australia.

This newspaper is the only Chinese Newspaper in South Australia that is kept on record since its establishment in 1997 at the State Library of SA and also in the Asian Collection at the National Library of Australia in Canberra, ACT.

We are a multicultural development of society making history and constantly involved in the community functions in all directions.

Within the community over the past 14 years, we have helped and promoted lots of functions and events. We have been a platform for helping to bring together memories.

In this magazine, we would like to give credit to the second generation that has risen from our migration. Leanne Choo, Poh Ling Yeow, Khai Khuu and Jo Phan.

The question I’ve been asked by many is why? – why did we migrate to Australia? Why did we leave our country, everything we knew to be familiar?

The answer is for the next generation

Our hope was the second generation grows up to live a healthy and fulfilling life. That our offspring would benefit from our hard decisions and they would have a wider outlook on the world.

Between Chinese People we have a saying with each other: we raise our children and direct them on the right path. So they will do the right thing in the future.

This is the South Australia Chinese Weekly 14th Anniversary Magazine that you hold in your hands.

I hope you enjoy it

Geoff Phan

Chief Editor, SA Chinese Weekly

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寫在“特刊”與大家見面的時候

非常榮幸能在南澳時報經營十四年的時候,舉辦了這次公益活動。晚宴在各界朋友群策群力,互信互讓,精誠合作下圓滿的完成。達到了預期的效果。在這個能以我們的努力所進行的事業,得到全社會的認同而感到欣慰的同時,更為我們族群所作的一切奉獻而自豪。我由衷的感謝一路走來給予南澳時報和我個人的無私支持與幫助的朋友們。正是由於所有的新知與故交多年來的參與,南澳時報才會有今天。

十四年來,南澳時報與各行各業社會大眾,風雨兼程,獲得的認同與肯定,也會含著希冀與期盼。我們意識到:辦得是一份報紙,卻有著沉重的民族承擔。

面對現實,我們還應該做些什麼呢?我的信念就是:以主人翁的態度,為和諧社會作些事。我們所居住與生活的土地充滿了祥和的陽光。給作為移民的我們帶來了無限的生機。今年又適逢南澳州建立175周年。我們都是移民的後代,多少年來,前人們含辛茹苦白手起家,克勤克儉,各盡所能的構築了一個和諧的家園。我們保持她,還要發揚她完善她。這就有很多事情要做。

十四年不是終點,我們要從這裏起步,把報紙為社會服務的事兒作的更多,更好。我們將繼續推出的就是擺在大家面前的這份“特刊”。這份“特刊”將把報紙更提升一步。著重於一些有專題性質及經驗,成就等等大家認為比較好的內容。用雜誌成冊的形式收納與展示。以便能比較長遠的保存下來。

報紙本來就是一個為各行各業搭起的展示平臺。選擇有意義的東西提煉出來。集中起來就更增加其現實作用與歷史承擔。我們會把目光放在肯為多元文化發展作實事的社區活動。以及它所影響與涉及的方方面面。同時也要留意於此前在我們族群與社區中為構建和諧社會所經歷的那些人和那些事。幾十年來在我們這塊土地上所發生的事兒太豐富了。很多都是至為感人而應該為我們銘記的。現在不把它留下來,還等待何時?

說起前人,我們就想起了後人。就是作為“移二代”的人份。這份“特刊”裏我們就已經看到如Leanne Choo, Poh Ling Yeow, Khuu Khai, Jo Phan這些年輕人。他(她)們已經大步的走上我們的平臺了。如果隨便問一下,“我們移民是為了什麼?”相信會有很多人說“是為了下一代”。下一代是我們的希望,有誰不期望著下一代健康的成長呢?“移二代”大多是在這裏出生,長大,他們所作的一切正是老一代的期盼。他(她)們是在土裏面埋著的黃金,有朝一日也會像今日之星一樣放射出耀眼的光芒。

當然,“移二代”還在成長中,不夠成熟。這是大家在關切的,正如我們每個人都要隨時修正自己,奮發圖強一樣。要吸取“根正苗才直”的古訓,才是萬萬不該忘記的。

“特刊”與“時報”作為各界展示的平臺,將為讀者提供真實的資訊,也期望大家的支援與愛護。願我們各行各業的同道們,攜手前行,同舟共濟促發展,讓南澳州走向更大的繁榮。

潘家發/南澳時報特刊社長