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James Wong

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Brother of William Wong and George Wong, Dunedin.

James Wong, from Dunedin, was associated with Rewi Alley, and China Friendship Society.

The most famous New Zealander in China – Rewi Alley contributed perhaps more than any other foreigner to the Chinese revolution. He was the founder and inspiration for the NZ China Friendship Society, dedicating 60 years of his life to his adopted country, while remaining a New Zealander at heart. Rewi organised thousands of industrial co-operatives during the war against Japan. He also pioneered technical training schools, the most famous at Shandan in the Gobi Desert.

The New Zealand China Friendship Society has had fifty-eight years experience working with China.

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