The Australian media frequently reports on China and its significant influence in the Asia–Pacific region. But, Australians’ perspective towards China is often framed through the lens of politics and trade. We have developed a limited appreciation of the Chinese identity — the ‘personality’ of the nation, both at home and abroad.
In a new 12-month series, supported by the Judith Neilson Institute, The Australian is exploring China’s relationship with its communities overseas and their role in the region.
Senior writer Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter offer a unique perspective on the economic, cultural and political influence of China’s diaspora.