People at the Auckland Chinese Community Centre’s Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day event on January 30, 2021. Photo: John Ling/Handout
People at the Auckland Chinese Community Centre’s Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day event on January 30, 2021. Photo: John Ling/Handout

For New Zealand-Chinese, global rise in anti-Asian hate a painful reminder of past wounds

  • In the 19th century, the Chinese community faced intense discrimination as New Zealand sought to preserve a white-majority population
  • As the #StopAsianHate movement grows worldwide, some ethnic Chinese are reminded today that equality is still a distant proposition

People at the Auckland Chinese Community Centre’s Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day event on January 30, 2021. Photo: John Ling/Handout
People at the Auckland Chinese Community Centre’s Chinese New Year Festival and Market Day event on January 30, 2021. Photo: John Ling/Handout
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