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Australia It's been a 'difficult last 12 months' for Chinese Australians

12:11  03 march  2021
12:11  03 march  2021 Source:   skynews.com.au

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New research has found almost one in five Chinese Australians say they've been physically threatened or attacked in the past year.

A report by the Lowy Institute found most had blamed tensions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic or hostility between Canberra and Beijing.

Lowy Institute Research Fellow Dr Jennifer Hsu spoke to Sky News about the findings.

"It's been a difficult past 12 months for Chinese Australians," she said.

"We also found the survey results to be quite optimistic in some areas".

"There's a great sense of belonging to Australia".

"A great majority also feel like they belong ... well they are accepted, in their day-to-day life here in Australia".

"That tells me that part of what is going on in Australian society is that our multiculturalism is working in some parts, but not in all parts," she said.

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