The PhD candidate said he did not feel discriminated against when he worked at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. (Internet photo)
Lan Tsu-hsiang, a PhD candidate from National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, says he did not feel like a low-end laborer when he spent a working holiday in Australia and also that Australians respect all kinds of people, our sister newspaper China Times reported on Sept. 19.
The newspaper reported that Lan joined a research team at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne between October 2010 and September 2011. His major assignment was to enlarge the volume of a DVD.
"I learned about recent news stories that reported Taiwanese young men who are spending their working holidays in Australia are actually working like low-end laborers. Well, I don't think so," he said. "Australians respect everybody from different fields."
An article in the Taiwan-based magazine Business Today recently carried a cover story which said a graduate from Hsinchu's National Tsing Hua University, one of Taiwan's most prestigious schools, has been treated like slave labor and suffered racial discrimination at a meat processing factory in Adelaide. The graduate has hit back at the article, saying the magazine took the experiences of others and falsely attributed them to him.
Lan Tsu-hsiang 藍子翔