United States Chamber of Commerce and Crafts wins Tour of Chinatown
San Francisco's Chinatown has six overseas compatriot, including Zhi Gong, Crafts wins British side, impartially, Hip Sing, together wins, five behind all sources of overseas compatriot Zhi Gong. This column from this week introduced one by one.
United States Chamber of Commerce and Crafts wins by Yuya Di Initiative, and in 1867 years (Qing Tongzhi 6 years) was established, initially named "Cui Sheng Tong" members only dozens of people, site of Jackson Street in Chinatown are now Lin Jiagong address, and then had to move to the current Liang Zhongxiao Church address.
Due to the increasing number of members, in 1917, initiated by S. W. Leung, Chen Yao worship, Wu Yun three proposed purchase of the permanent site, get all the brothers of the response and support successful results under both boards Street in Chinatown to buy 925 No. building, this building before and after Blocks building completely renovated after 1918 was officially opened, the nation has since become a permanent foundation and Crafts Association wins.
Then set up a "Crafts Sing", which belongs to the Chinese traditional overseas compatriot to "combine righteousness," a class of groups, as well as other similar groups "Hesheng Church", "Bing Gongtang", etc. The purpose is to take care of each other, to protect their interests, seeking self-defense, etc. . Later, due to the changing status of overseas Chinese, the relationship between the various imports Church began gradually evolved into "a combination of interest" between them began to appear all kinds of conflicts of interest, when the Church fighting incident, so those Westerners gradually produced overseas compatriot heart contempt, so the Chinese community into disrepute.
"Cui Sheng Tong" Faced with this situation, the decision to change. In 1925 years, "Cui Sheng Tong" Third Family Reunion Conference, the then Prime Minister Yu Masaaki proposed "Church" to "will" get a number of brothers in the attached proposed and accepted by the General Assembly in order to protect the reputation of Chinese. Since then, "Cui Sheng Tong" has officially changed its name to "Crafts wins Chamber of Commerce."
With the continuous expansion of the conference, in addition to stripping wins Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco, there are around the country will offer support, the highest total period of 10 months Branch, namely the Federation of San Francisco, Oakland Branch, Murray allowed Branch , Stockton Branch, City Glenealy Branch, earthern bowl Royalton Branch, dig carefully appointed Branch, Scotia Road Branch to the Branch, Branch homes margin, net since Lee Branch.
After several decades of years, with the changing environment and population structure of the country, always wins and Crafts structure and support will be re-combination, in recent years, the province has set up branch in Romania, the formation of the Federation today in San Francisco, called "United States Chamber of Commerce and Crafts wins" to Oakland, Murray allowed, homes Road (Seattle), Stockton, Oakland earthern bowl, City Glenealy, seven Angeles Branch which consists of overseas Chinese business groups.
The purpose of founding and Crafts wins Chamber of Commerce is to contact the overseas Chinese business people all walks of life, to promote overseas Chinese industrial and commercial prosperity, enthusiastic Qiaoshe welfare and safeguard the interests of Chinese, now increased to encourage Chinese politics, the right to fight for justice, patriotic, promote Sino-US relations, as well as liaison brothers, etc. to promote the conference to make it more perfect aim. In the past, always voting members from each branch of the US election the Prime Minister, are known as "Sir", and can be connected to a third term.
Today, there is always at an annual 11 vote to accept the beginning of January, in the primaries, will always be 50 bits are the sponsors selected 25 -bit staff, then cover selected elected deputy prime minister, following either by waiting Prime Minister held a meeting to elect officers subjects, and in each year 1 month 1 day inauguration. At present, the Prime Minister can not even two wins and Crafts either; can serve four prime minister who can get promoted to veterans.
Crafts wins early application to join, to buy $ 20 per floor share, in the year is already a month's wages of ordinary workers. Until 1941 , at the annual meeting of the co-extraction wins are deleted, then, where the application inductees, just pay dues. Early Crafts wins members, mostly in restaurants, restaurants, agriculture, commerce, industry businessman laundry shop, so that the rich and powerful seem thick and Crafts wins the whole, therefore, early wins in the overseas Chinese are called Crafts "rich guy hall."
Chamber of Commerce and Crafts Crafts wins wins always have a strong patriotism. As early as 1939 years 2 months Treasure Island in San Francisco organized by the "World's Fair" China coincided with the war, unable to participate. The then Prime Minister Mr. Zhou Rui Sheng Crafts spirit "everyone is responsible," the heart, and actively organize overseas Chinese, self-funded exhibition; they quickly set up a " Chinese businessmen Showground Corporation " , raising 25 million dollars to build the most prominent "China village. "
New China in 1949, since the founding of Commerce and Crafts wins more committed to supporting the construction of the motherland, to actively participate in various patriotic activities such as the annual celebration of National Day, disaster relief donations, etc. to celebrate the return of Hong Kong and Macau. In 1972 , the Chamber of Commerce and Crafts wins by a motion put forward by veteran Zhou Rui, in the People's Republic of China Federation of Building hoisted the flag, but when the time is not yet ripe but not implemented.
To the 1994 founding of the People's Republic of China on 45 anniversary, by the then Prime Minister of the pool to make a formal implementation of the fiscal dragon flag-raising motion at the joint meeting. In 1994 years 9 months 17 days, Crafts wins Chamber of Commerce held a grand flag-raising ceremony, to become the nation's first overseas compatriot traditional hoisting of the national flag. On that day, Crafts invited successive wins Chinese Consul General in San Francisco to attend the flag-raising ceremony, unprecedented.
Posted 27th March 2011 by iGoldenlink blog Share