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Significant Chinese Australians By Michelle
Victor Peter Chang was a Chinese Australian cardiac surgeon and a pioneer of modern heart transplantation. Born in Shanghai to Australian-born parents in November 1936 ,he grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Australia. After completing his medical studies at the University of Sydney and working at St Vincent’s hospital, he trained in England and the United states as a surgeon before returning to Australia.
Bing Lee was born in the Shangdong province in Northern China in 1906.He worked as a wireless operator before becoming a trader. In 1939,Bing Lee sailed to Sydney, Australia, to work for two or three years, trading in Chinese handicrafts. Like many of his companions, he left his wife and family behind. His plans to return , however were disrupted by the Japanese aggression in the Pacific. The outbreak of World War 2 would keep the family apart for almost a decade. The Lees reunited after the war and moved to Australia. Bing bought a fruit shop in Fairfield and ran the business with his eldest son. With the advent of the television, he bought a small electrical shop which was the basis of the Bing Lee retail chain.
Li Cunxin was born into a poverty of the Li Commune near the city of Qingdao in the Shangdong province of People’s republic of China in 1961 January . At the age of eleven, he was selected by Madame Mao’s cultural advisers to attend The Bejing Dance Academy , where students endured 16 –hours training days.
Henry Tsang was born to parents Tik Fai Tsang and Woon-wah Young in Jiangxi Province, China in November 1943. In 1949 Tsang and his family fled to Hong Kong as refugees. He grew up in Hong Kong but immigrated to Australia in 196. After arriving in Australia, he attended Vaucluse Boys’ High School. He went on to study at Sydney University. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture in 1961.
Melissa Wu was born in 1992 in Sydney NSW. She is an Australian diver who won medals at the 2007 World Aquatics championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games ant the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Her father was a Chinese descent. Wu only began diving in 2003. After winning a number of junior and state titles in 2004 and 2005 ,her first big breakthrough came with a win in the 10m platform at the Australian Open Diving Championships in 2006 where she finished ahead of Olympic medallists Chantelle Newbery and Loudy Tourky
Caleb James Shang was the most highly decorated Chinese Australian soldier who served in the World War 1,winning the Distinguished Conduct Medal (twice) and the Military Medal. He served with distinction on the Western Front until his wounds rendered him unfit for further duties. He married in Victoria and moved to Queensland where he and his wife raised their three children.