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Australia’s Chinese community is divided over concert series in Sydney and Melbourne that celebrates Mao

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
he performances of "red songs" are scheduled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Chinese leader's death, and have raised tensions between patriotic Chinese-Australians and others whose families suffered under his rule.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.