The spirit of mutual assistance and emotional ties enhance the cohesiveness of the Chinese community

2022-04-25 0 By

The influx of new overseas Chinese has brought new vitality to Philippine real estate, catering, consumer goods, luxury goods and other markets.In recent years, Manila’s streets have seen a large number of Chinese sign shops, Chinese restaurants and supermarkets.With the diversification of the new immigrants’ origin, some non-Minnan immigrant communities have injected new strength into the Chinese community, and the Filipino Chinese communities in the new era are showing the trend of diversification, commerce, internationalization and so on.The Philippines is the most westernized country in Asia. Chinese people actively integrate into the Philippines and stick to their own national culture, presenting their distinctive Philippine culture and adding color to the spread of Chinese culture abroad.In the multicultural environment of the Philippines, the inheritance of Chinese culture by The Chinese is an important link to maintain the Chinese society.China and the Philippines have traded for thousands of years, and the Chinese community has existed in the Philippines since the Spanish entered the country 500 years ago.Overseas Chinese have an excellent tradition of helping each other.Chinese Filipinos have set up local social groups such as associations of their fellow countrymen and their families.The establishment of these associations not only promotes friendship and friendship, but also, most importantly, brings the Overseas Chinese together to help each other.The original aspiration of the Chinese community was “unity, dedication and mutual assistance”.This is the “spiritual gene” of the Chinese community in the Philippines.Chinese community is an important epitome of Filipino Chinese living and living. Chinese kinship is the main color of Chinese cultural model, which mainly includes geographical ties (the same province, county, town and even village, differentiated by dialect), blood ties, sacred ties and brotherhood.Originating in China, these organizations have a long history and are deeply rooted in society. However, they are applied flexibly to meet the needs of Chinese people’s survival and development in the local social environment.What sets Chinese immigrants apart is their emotional “connection” to their homeland.Filipino-chinese maintain cultural, social, and economic links to their homeland through clan associations, associations, fraternal groups, and temples.These scenes of the Chinese community fully reveal the internal “emotional culture”, which is inseparable from the motherland and hometown.The associations strengthen the connection and integration within the Ethnic Chinese, coordinate the connection between the ethnic Chinese and the society of the host country, and promote the connection between the Ethnic Chinese and China.The formation of the Overseas Chinese community and the Chinese community in the Philippines is the result of the development of the overseas Chinese society to the Chinese society, the internal conditions tend to mature, and the external conditions catalyzed the combination of the result.As most Chinese come from the Southern Fujian region, Hokkien is the common language of Chinese filipinos.People in southern Fujian attach great importance to ancestral recognition and family reunion.Minnan people love their ancestors and their hometown, which is a typical representative of fujian spirit.The three most representative charitable acts of “Three Treasures of Chinese Society”, “free medical treatment, fire fighting and rural school building”, without any return and decades of silent persistence, have added luster to the image of Chinese people, and have been appreciated by the mainstream society and the public.During the odette super Typhoon and COVID-19 pandemic, The Chinese community donated more than 100 million pesos and various kinds of daily food and medicine, conveying the spirit of “great love”.With the increasing economic strength of the Chinese Society, “charity” has become the “leader” of the Social welfare of the Chinese Society. In order to show their “love” and “appeal”, the major societies have gone all out to make new donations.After two decades of economic prosperity, Chinese immigrants were no longer confined to southern Fujian in the late 20th century.With the increase of Chinese investment and project contracting in Southeast Asian countries, a large number of Chinese businessmen and traders are coming to seek greater development.This group of non-Minnan new immigrants and traditional Minnan Chinese dialects, cultural customs differences, strong mobility, a wide range of business, have a certain economic capacity.In 2016, the rise of online gambling spurred the development of related services, and about 300,000 mandarin-speaking people from other provinces suddenly appeared in the Philippines, forming their own country, forming another “Chinese community” within the Chinese community.Due to the uneven quality of the new overseas Chinese members, various crimes often occur, which shocks the mainstream society and has a negative impact on the Chinese community.A large number of new overseas Chinese influx, real estate, catering, people’s consumer goods, luxury and other markets to bring new customers.In recent years, Manila’s streets have seen a large number of Chinese sign shops, Chinese restaurants and supermarkets.New immigrant associations are flourishing, and chambers of commerce in different places have mushroomed.In order to win the recognition of the Chinese community, some of these new immigrant groups regarded some big groups as “big brothers”, while others “stayed aloof”.During the epidemic, these new immigrant groups actively donated epidemic prevention materials to various government agencies, showing their love and expanding their “social circle”.In a broad sense, the “charity” activities of the Chinese Society have become a “tradition”. In order to gain recognition from the society, the new immigrant groups have to do charity, which is the “positive energy” guided by the Chinese Society.The Chinese society in the Philippines is a commercial society. Both the traditional organizations established in the early stage and the recent ones are generated in the Chinese business network.Due to the rise of China and the business opportunities provided by the belt and Road Initiative, Chinese communities in the Philippines have added “chambers of commerce” to their existing organizations in recent years, and the trend of “chambers of commerce” is obvious.The activities of associations have also shifted from the traditional function of fellowship and mutual assistance to trade, economy, culture and other fields, with more and more functions and greater influence.As China attaches importance to the role of overseas Chinese and associations, the rising tide lifts all boats, and associations also usher in an unprecedented active period.(Written by Huang Dongxing, President of Chinese Media In the Philippines)