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Open Door - New Zealand Chinese

Television (Full Length) – 2006

We lived this very two-tiered life. We spoke perfect English in the fruit shop, and then we walked through a door, we spoke Chinese.
– Wong Liu Shueng
Being the model minority was really a disservice to mainstream New Zealand, because what we never taught you was something about our culture. We kept it silent. We kept it hidden.
– Wong Liu Shueng
It ended up to be the most powerful, life-changing thing I've ever done ... I think in New Zealand what [my parents] were seeing was a wonderful opportunity for us children, and what they were seeing in me was a rebellious, unappreciative son, who was clearly not grasping anything of my cultural heritage, which was the point of sending us back.
– Andrew Denton on travelling to China

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