In the past, Chinese people who took citizenship elsewhere around the world were shunned. But under President Xi Jinping, China is reaching out to its 60 million expats, calling on them to share the ‘Chinese Dream’.
Over the past year, journalist Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter have travelled across the Asia Pacific to find out how the Chinese identity is being reflected, both at home and abroad. Their reporting for The Australian‘s China Diaspora project has taken them to Singapore, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and back to Australia.
The following is a collection of Lloyd’s stories and Hunter’s images from the series, which is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute.
- WeChat, and the Communist Party watches what you do
- Living with China’s ‘white terror’
- Master of the hardest contest: English
- Batting for Chinese diaspora, but not the communist party
- Ties bind a rich cultural history
- Dissident delivers cautionary tale of China’s ingratitude
- Communist Part propaganda teaching 1.2m locals to fear internment