Posts Tagged ‘Chinese’

Growing opposition to Chinese businesses in Samoa

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Last week Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said he wants to protect local businesses from the increasing numbers of Chinese-owned businesses. He alluded to changing the regulations to keep smaller retail operations for Samoan business people only. He acknowledged there was growing resentment among local business owners over overseas operators, but  he encouraged them Read more

White supremacists planning a racist campaign

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A white supremacist Christchurch group is planning to distribute anti-Chinese flyers around Auckland, a city council ethnic panel member says. Chinese woman Bevan Chuang said she had received information that the Right Wing Resistance was planning to distribute leaflets in Titirangi, Manurewa and Onehunga attacking Chinese immigration. “Safety is the most important thing, so please Read more

Powershop – seems it is OK to offend Catholics but not the Chinese

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Auckland Transport has pulled an advertisement depicting Chairman Mao performing the Gangnam Style dance. It has been banned from Auckland bus stops for fear it will insult Chinese residents. The advertisement for online electricity store Powershop shows the Chinese former dictator surrounded by Chinese people and soldiers posing with guns, and carries the slogan ‘Same Read more

Difficulties in multicultural NZ

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

For seven years, Barry Lowe’s parents refused to meet his partner, Sue Pearl. His father had migrated to New Zealand from China in the late 30s and ran a fruit shop with Barry’s grandfather. He brought his wife and an infant Barry over from Hong Kong in the 1950s. They rejected Sue out of fear Read more

Diplomat priest built bridges to China

Friday, May 18th, 2012

As the diplomatic crisis unfolded between the United States and China over the fate of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng , hard questions about Chinese politics, society and culture surfaced, and the West embarked on its familiar cycle of attempted comprehension on the one hand, and obstinate mystification on the other. One figure in the history Read more