Foreign Ministry: The US should keep Asian and other ethnic minorities free from violence and fear

2022-05-06 0 By

Xinhua News Agency Beijing, February 17 (Reporters Zhu Chao and Dong Xue)Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Monday urged the US side to correct systemic racial discrimination, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of ethnic minorities, including Asians, and protect them from violence and fear and enjoy equal rights.At the regular press conference on the same day, a reporter asked: It is reported that in order to avoid inciting anti-Asian words and deeds, the US Justice Department recently launched a review of the “China Action Plan”.According to other reports, the Rok Foreign Ministry said that Jeong Byung-wha, the Rok consul General in New York, will meet with New York City government officials in the near future and ask the city government to actively prevent anti-Asian hate crimes.What is the spokesperson’s comment on this?”Both the so-called ‘China Action Plan’ and the rampant anti-Asian rhetoric in the US are manifestations of systemic racial discrimination in the US and reflect deep-rooted social ills in the US.”Wang Wenbin said.Statistics show that the number of hate crimes against Asians in the United States rose 76 percent in 2020, Wang said.One in four Young Asian Americans has been the target of racial discrimination and bullying in the past year.These alarming statistics have caused widespread concern in many Asian countries and the international community.”The US side should reflect deeply on the problem of systemic racial discrimination, effectively correct it, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of ethnic minorities, including The Asian community, so that they can be free from violence and fear and enjoy due equal rights.”He said.(after)