June 21, Guangdong Research Group of Overseas Chinese history visited the Chao Shan General Association of New Zealand (CSGANZ) in Oakland.
The establishment of the CSGANZ was to help Chao Shan people settle in New Zealand and contribute to local community, introduced Zhang Yikun, the chairman of CSGANZ. Besides introduction of the CSGANZ, he also told the research group the three phases of settlement of Chao Shan immigrants in New Zealand. Other members of CSGANZ have also shared personal experiences and knowledge of development of local Chao Shan community .
“By visiting CSGANZ, we have more knowledge of local Chinese immigrants,” said Zhang Yinglong, the leader of the research team. As he introduced, the trip to New Zealand was to understand life of overseas Chinese as well as Chao Shan immigrants in New Zealand and collect related historical information.
It is known that the CSGANZ has actively participated in the exchanges and communication between China and New Zealand. Earlier the month, they have interacted with Guangdong Art Troup and GD culture and education delegation. “CSGANZ has been very helpful for the research,” Zhang Yinglong concluded the visit and hopes that the CSGANZ can continuously contribute to the exchanges and cooperation between China and New Zealand.