Chinese Consulate in San Francisco Condemns Continued Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Oakland, Reminds Citizens to Be Careful

An anti-Asian hate march crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, the United States, April 4, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco strongly condemned the continued anti-Asian hate crimes in Oakland and reminded Chinese citizens in the area to be careful after two Chinese Americans were killed and several Americans were killed. of Asian descent were injured in Oakland, California recently.

For some time, racial discrimination against Asian Americans has become increasingly severe in the United States, and related violent crimes have frequently occurred. China has expressed deep concern over violence against Asian people in the United States and urged the United States to take concrete steps to address issues such as racism and to protect security and human rights. and legitimate interests of Chinese citizens in the United States, the consulate said.

The consulate expressed condolences to the innocent victims and expressed sympathy to their families and the injured, according to the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Surveillance video obtained by CBS showed an Asian woman’s brazen attempted robbery in broad daylight in Oakland, the woman was shot and rushed to hospital where she died, her identity has been released. confirmed as Xu’s dentist, according to CBS News Tuesday.

A Chinese woman living in Pleasanton, United States, told the Global Times on Wednesday that she was “very concerned” about the security issue. She said the current situation in the areas where she and her family live is “relatively safe”, but she is still concerned after watching reports of attacks on Chinese Americans.

“I was sleepless yesterday (after watching the news),” she said. She wanted to teach her son to be careful and take self-protection precautions when going out.

Some areas of the United States have seen an increase in hate crimes against Asian American communities. San Francisco officials pledged to better protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, as data showed that the number of people who are victims of an anti-AAPI hate crime (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) in the city in 2021 was up 567% from 2020, according to a Washington Post report in January.

Over the past two years, shocking hate crimes against Asian Americans have frequently occurred in the United States. On July 14, 2020, in New York, an 89-year-old Chinese-American woman was slapped by two strangers on the street, then the two men set her clothes on fire, according to media reports. In November 2021, several Asian students were attacked by a group of teenagers on a train in Philadelphia, media reported.

The consulate reminded Chinese citizens, especially foreign students and compatriots, to raise awareness about protection against discrimination and violence against people of Asian origin. Citizens in need could seek help from local police and seek consular assistance.

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