AMBH 500 Business Heritage, Culture and Sustainability
Assignment One: Part B
Research Report on the Contribution of Recent Asian Immigrants to New Zealand’s Contemporary Business Environment.
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For: John O’Sullivan
Chinese new Zealander-Pansy Wong:
Pansy Wong, 53-year-old ethnic Chinese Member of Parliament (MP), was appointed Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Minister of Women's Affairs in the new-look cabinet in New Zealand. New Zealand educated, and a speaker of English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Shanghaies, she is able to mediate between people of different cultural backgrounds in New Zealand. Pansy Wong was born in Shanghai, and her family moved to Hong Kong when she was five. In 1974, when she was 19, her family immigrated to New Zealand after her father, who had docked in New Zealand on his travels, decided it was good place to raise a family. Pansy Wong said her appointment as the country's first Asian Cabinet minister showed New Zealand is an open and tolerant country. And said she had always battled to be treated like any other New Zealander and her electorate win in Botany, Auckland, and her appointment as a minister sent a message to the world. Also she hoped her achievements would show other minorities they could succeed within mainstream parties and politics and encourage them to get involved. Wong credited education, hard work and determination, a system of values instilled by her poor uneducated parents, as the keys to her success. Korean new Zealander-Melissa Lee:
Melissa entered Parliament as a National list MP following National’s victory in the 2008 election. Her election made her the first Korean women to hold office outside of Korea, and New Zealand’s first Korean MP. Her maiden speech included sections in English, Maori, and Korean. In English, she mentioned crime, education, and anti-Asian racism issues in New Zealand. In the Māori section, she mentioned the history of Māori...
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