In the last 30 years, China has transformed itself into one of the world’s leaders in political, economic and social relations. With Australia a hotspot for Chinese immigrants, understanding the cultural nuances, both from an Australian and a Chinese perspective, is now more important than ever. Your next hire or business deal could depend on it.
Australia is a young country built on immigration and cultural assimilation, and whether they are new immigrants or Australian born, in the workforce or the property market, or in the suburbs or the city, the ‘new Chinese’ are now an integral part of this culture. Experience their incredible transformation, told through the personal story of author Barry Li.
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This is a true story. It is a story about me, a very ordinary Chinese man. I was never physically tortured or persecuted by the ‘evil communist regime’, but still I had to ‘escape’ from China for a better life. It also tells the story of what has happened inside China since the Cultural Revolution, especially during the past 30 years when it has grown from one of the poorest developing countries to the world’s second largest economy. Finally, it tells the story of how a new-generation Chinese migrant finds his place in Australian society and works towards his Australian dream.
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