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Pansy Wong is a New Zealand politician. She is a member of the National Party. Wong was born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Wu (Shanghainese). She emigrated to New Zealand in 1974, and studied commerce in Christchurch before embarking on a career in business and accounting. Wong was elected to Parliament as a list MP in the 1996 elections, becoming New Zealand's first ethnically Asian MP. She currently serves as National's spokesperson for revenue and for Asian relations. Before entering national politics, she served on the Canterbury Regional Council .
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