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Chinese Americans pleased by Patakis landslide

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Chinese Americans pleased by Patakis landslide

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In New York, the Republican Party is the minority party. However, its policies match the visions of

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2002-11-06

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Chinese Americans pleased by Patakis landslide

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Xiaoqing Rong

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Sing Tao Daily

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Chinese

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Yik Kong

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In New York, the Republican Party is the minority party. However, its policies match the visions of many Chinese Americans, said Republican Hsieh Mei-Lin. Others disagree, saying that although Pataki has a good record of achievement, the governors failure to address workers problems after September 11th exposes his weakness.

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Incumbent Republican George Pataki won the New York State gubernatorial election by a landslide, marking his third term as governor of New York State. The Chinese American community considers his re-election well-deserved since his polices have been successful and he has received support from outside of the Republican Party.

Sun Zhao Qin, a Chinese American who is active in the Republican Party, believes that Pataki easily won the election because his record and achievement over the past eight years have been recognized by many people. Sun said, Because of Patakis promotion of Metrocards, suburban residents are able to save money and to have convenient access to transportation. In addition, Child and Family Health Plus provided services and benefits to people who have low incomes and previously had health care. Therefore, even people in the Democratic Party came out to support Pataki, giving him an easy re-election.

Pauline Eng, director of the Chinatown Senior Center who is familiar with Gov. Pataki, thinks that Pataki has the vision, and not the attitude, of a politician. His policies have been inclusive of all classes of people. He visited P.S. 130 with the President and the Mayor. He also visited the Senior Center in Chinatown. After the events of September 11th, among all the candidates, he was the one who visited Chinatown the most. He is very concerned with the severe effects of the declining economy on Chinatown.

She added, The most important things were that Pataki went to the Canal Street subway station in order to get the views of the public and that he fought for bus services. As a Republican governor, he has policies different from the Democratic Party. However, Pataki hopes to work with Zhao Wah to find common ground and to fight for more benefits for the people. His re-election will surely bring more benefits to the Chinese American community.

Republican candidate Hsieh Mei-Lin, who got support from Pataki during her campaign, believes that the governors achievement over the past eight years has been very impressive, and that he protects the benefits of Chinese American community. She said, In New York, the Republican Party is the minority party. However, its policies match the visions of many Chinese Americans. Many of its policies meet the needs of Chinese Americans. Furthermore, he entrusts and employs Chinese Americans, including Chao Xiao-Mei and Tang Ku. Patakis re-election as the governor will not only give the Republican Party control of the state, but also will allow Pataki to work with Mayor Bloomberg to increase the political status and power of the Republican party in New York City.

On the other hand, Wing Lam of the Chinese Staff and Workers Association, who was arrested in Albany last month, believes that Patakis re-election came from corporate funding and aggressive advertisement. He thinks that although Pataki has good record of achievement, the governors failure to address workers problems after September 11th exposes his weakness. Lam said that as part of the working class, they will continue to fight for more rights and to force the governor to pay attention to injured workers compensation and benefits.


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“Chinese Americans pleased by Patakis landslide,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed March 28, 2020, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/1250.