My sister got this in the mail and she can't read it. Looks like Labour isn't the only one with a Chinese-sounding name policy. pic.twitter.com/r83vdEEbGO
— Simon Wong (@wimon_song) September 10, 2017
Jonathan Coleman is the Minister of Health. The National Party is assuming voters with Chinese sounding surnames (huh, haven’t heard that one before) are Chinese, fluent in Mandarin, and can’t read English.
In 2015, National criticised Labour for blaming property buyers just with Chinese sounding surnames for having a significant effect on the housing crisis. Now, National is doing the same thing from the opposite direction.
Mischaracterising anyone with a Chinese sounding surname as fluent in just Mandarin is much more offensive than giving a fluent Mandarin reader an English letter.