Anti-Chinese sentiment

Anti-Chinese sentiment

‘No Mandarin allowed’: dining in ‘Hongkongers-only’ restaurants
A restaurant in Hong Kong posted this on Facebook: “From now on, we will only serve Hongkongers. Only Cantonese and English are allowed when placing orders. We do not serve Mandarin speakers.” An edited version of the post later said, “Update: Taiwanese people are allowed.” When I was standing in front of the restaurant with my friend, both of us from mainland China, we were anxious and a bit embarrassed. “Let’s order in Cantonese, and then we can speak Mandarin with each other,” I said, in Cantonese. She agreed. The coronavirus outbreak, which started in mainland China and has spread to Hong Kong, has become the latest fuel in the anti-mainland sentiment in the former British colony. The g
Outbreak brings racial prejudices out into the open. Again
In a New York subway station, a Chinese woman was punched and called “diseased.” In Rome, the director of a music conservatory asked all “Oriental” students not to come to class. In France, a newspaper front page featured an Asian woman under the headline, “Yellow Alert.” Accounts of xenophobic abuse against Chinese people and other East Asians have mounted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has spread to over 20 countries since it was first reported in China in December. But as the virus has killed more than 500 people and sickened over 28,000, mostly in China, Chinese and Asian communities abroad have become casualties of worsening racial discrimination. Asian diaspora members
China’s Greater Bay Area plan fails to win over young Hongkongers, says survey
In the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, a hiring plan has been submitted aiming to win the hearts and minds of young people in Hong Kong. But a new survey suggests that's a tough mission.  Gordon Lam, a Hong Kong member of the Guangdong Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, submitted a proposal to the advisory body calling on the provincial government to set up an employment support agency for Hong Kong students. He also said a government liaison body should “provide them with financial subsidies and referral information” so the students can “help service the development of the Greater Bay Area.”  The Greater Bay Area plan is a grand vision by Beijing to turn nine Pearl