Anti-Chinese Rhetoric Tied to Racism Against Asian Americans

6/17/20 – Xenophobic statements about China and Chinese people correlate with incidents of racism against Asian Americans during the COVID19 pandemic.

  • In 502 incidents out 1,843 incident reports (27.2%), respondents to Stop AAPI Hate reported that their assailants specifically mentioned the terms “China” or “Chinese” during the incidents of discrimination.
  • News accounts about racism against Asian Americans that discussed antiChina rhetoric increased from one article in the week of March 8, 2020 to 35 articles in the week April19, 2020.

Read the entirety of the report here. (PDF file)

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