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While the majority of the 650,000+ China-born people living in Australia are here permanently, most choose to forgo Australian citizenship. So how do members of Australia’s mainland Chinese community view themselves, and how are they viewed by others — particularly now that the relationship between Canberra and Beijing is at an ebb. Asia Institute researchers Dr Sow Keat Tok and Dr Qiuping Pan examine the lived experiences of this group with presenter Ali Moore.

An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com. Transcript here.

Main image (L-R): Dr Qiuping Pan and Dr Sow Keat To. Thumbnail image: Chinese New Year in Sydney. Credit: Goran Has/Flickr