Bernd Debusmann Jr

Bernd Debusmann Jr

Bernd Debusmann Jr. is a freelance journalist based in Washington, DC. He previously spent six years covering the Middle East, most recently as Deputy Editor of Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine,

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Amid wave of Sinophobia, new US museum tells the Chinese-American story
Walking into the yet-to-open Chinese-American Museum in Washington, visitors are greeted with a simple message: “The Chinese-American story is an American story.” Located four blocks north of the White House, the museum hopes to tell the story of the Chinese-American experience, beginning with the first four recorded Chinese visitors who sailed to Baltimore aboard a merchant ship in 1785. “Chinese are not recent arrivals,” said the museum’s executive director, David Uy, himself a first-generation Chinese-American. “We see ourselves as an American history museum. That’s one of the main points we’re trying to get across.” In the 235 years since those first arrivals set foot in the nascent Unit