Story: Ethnic inequalities

Potential Taiwanese immigrants

Potential Taiwanese immigrants

Chang Yieshan (right) and his wife, Chang Wu SuChin, consider the attractions of Wellington at a seminar for 40 Taiwanese businesspeople in August 1988. The visitors were being encouraged to settle in the capital, and were told about investment opportunities, property values and finance in a seminar organised by the Wellington Regional Enterprise Board. From the mid-1980s changes to New Zealand's immigration criteria sought to attract migrants who could improve business outcomes for the country. The result was a considerable rise in new settlers from Asia.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-01
Photograph by William West

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David Pearson, 'Ethnic inequalities - Ethnic diversity since 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by David Pearson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 21 May 2018