Story: Chinese

Mai Chen

Mai Chen

When Mai Chen arrived as a child from Taiwan in 1970, she spoke no English. After a glittering academic career she now practises law. As well as advising corporate organisations and the government on legal matters, she has written extensively on administrative law and is an advocate for Asian rights.

Using this item

New Zealand Herald

Permission of the New Zealand Herald must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Manying Ip, 'Chinese - The new immigrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 March 2023)

Story by Manying Ip, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015