PHOTO: ROSA WOODS/STUFF – Jack Luo with his partner Joyce Jiang: “They think all Chinese people are rich and going to buy whatever they want. But we aren’t all rich.”
“You’re alright, you aren’t like the other Chinese who are stealing the eels.”
That was a line Jack Luo had hurled at him when he was visiting a park in Auckland, where locals said the eels had been stripped from the local stream.
The New Zealand China Council has undertaken its inaugural survey of how Kiwis perceive China and the Chinese – and some findings are grim. “We’re not going to gloss over the information,” says executive director Stephen Jacobi. “It is what it is, and it shows the holes in perceptions that we have to work on.”
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