World No 1 ranked female tennis player, Japan's Naomi Osaka, with her Haitian father Leonard Francois, after her victory in the women's singles final at the Australian Open. Picture: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Why ignore Naomi Osaka’s Haitian heritage? Identity has long been a product of mixed marriages, just look at China

In imperial China, the Han Chinese assimilated with rulers and subjects through intermarriage, a history that is largely ignored by labels that overlook the complexities of what came before

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World No 1 ranked female tennis player, Japan's Naomi Osaka, with her Haitian father Leonard Francois, after her victory in the women's singles final at the Australian Open. Picture: AFP
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