Why I’m running
I am standing as a candidate because I want to elevate the voices of our migrant communities. Immigrants make up a huge percentage of Aotearoa, yet their needs are not currently being met as a result of a lack of representation in parliament. I would also like to foster a better relationship between our migrant population and tangata whenua, because only when we start looking after each other, can we be unified in addressing our biggest challenge, which is climate change.
As a Chinese migrant, and one who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, I am able to relate to the issues and challenges facing the Chinese community for both permanent and temporary migrants. I also have a good understanding of the flaws and challenges within our international education industry and tertiary education system, since I work with international students and have worked in the tertiary education sector for over a decade.