A Canadian university gave Chinese students a red envelope with a face value of 10,000 yuan, but it turned out to be ghost money

2022-06-05 0 By

A Canadian university gave Chinese students a red envelope with a face value of 10,000 yuan, but it turned out to be ghost money.According to The People’s Daily Online on February 7, a red envelope handed out to students at the University of Toronto in Canada to celebrate the Chinese New Year turned out to contain ghost money, Canadian media reported.This incident caused a large number of Asians and students dissatisfaction.According to the university of Toronto’s official website, the university has a large number of Asian students, with more than 15,000 from China alone.Staff at the University of Toronto’s graduate dormitory gave out red envelopes to students on The first day of the Lunar New Year.When the student opened the red envelope, he found two pieces of ghost money for the deceased, with a face value of “10,000 yuan” and “Bank of Heaven and Earth” printed on them.According to the report, Asian students who received the red envelopes expressed their dissatisfaction, believing that receiving the money during the New Year was a sign of bad luck.Some students pointed out that the money was printed with an English translation, and even if they were not familiar with Asian culture, they should not have made such a stupid mistake.A spokesperson for the University of Toronto apologised to students in an email, saying it had removed all the red envelopes immediately.Dormitory management said the event was intended to create a festive atmosphere and meant no harm.The university also said it would continue to strengthen education on campus to increase understanding of diverse communities.It is worth mentioning that in addition to the University of Toronto in Canada, a similar incident occurred in the UK recently.Perhaps in keeping with the festive mood, the Guardian published a New Year’s Cookbook on Jan 16, listing the cantonese, Sichuan and Taiwanese dishes recommended by three food writers to celebrate the Lunar New Year, media reported.At first glance, the recipes of various dishes are detailed and illustrated beautifully, full of “Chinese style”.However, careful Internet users found that one of the recipes, “fried pork and crab dumplings with hot and sour sauce”, was quite wrong — there was a piece of paper money for the deceased on the bottom of the dumpling plate.