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World Coronavirus: Canada concerned about the increase in anti-Chinese racist acts

10:50  29 may  2020
10:50  29 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Concerned about the coronavirus, Kanté did not train with Chelsea

 Concerned about the coronavirus, Kanté did not train with Chelsea Concerned about the risks linked to the coronavirus, the French team was allowed to miss the training of the Blues. © Supplied by Mercato 365 Premier League - Chelsea According to information from Goal UK, N'Golo Kanté missed Chelsea's collective training on Wednesday. Concerned about the risks linked to the coronavirus, the world champion, tested negative on Tuesday, preferred not to take any risk. Especially since the management of Chelsea has authorized this absence.

At a time when China ’s rise as a global economic and military power has unsettled its neighbors in Asia as well as its rivals in the West, the coronavirus is feeding into latent On Twitter in Japan, where there has long been unease about the conduct of Chinese tourists, commenters have labeled them

The coronavirus , which started in Wuhan, China , has exposed racism Meanwhile, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has touted the crisis in China as an opportunity to increase jobs in America. Xenophobia and the racist stereotypes of “dirtiness”. News of the coronavirus is amplifying a specific

La devanture du Centre culturel chinois de Vancouver, qui a été vandalisé par des actes racistes et mis ensuite sous surveillance policière, le 21 mai 2020. © David P. BALL / AFP The storefront of the Chinese Cultural Center in Vancouver, which was vandalized by racist acts and then placed under police surveillance, the May 21, 2020.

Canada has not escaped the wave of anti-Chinese racist acts since the start of the pandemic. Monuments have been vandalized in Vancouver, the third city in the country with a large community of Chinese and Asian descent. Police say the number of hate incidents is skyrocketing in the metropolis, even though local and Canadian authorities are fighting racism.

With our correspondent in Quebec, Pascale Guéricolas

The fear linked to the pandemic may have crystallized anti-Chinese racism latent in Canada. Even today, some would like to send home the descendants of the populations who came from China to build the railway in western Canada at the end of the 19th century.

Trudeau castigates racist attacks on Asian Canadians

 Trudeau castigates racist attacks on Asian Canadians © Dave Chan Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced "unacceptable" attacks on Asian Canadians during his daily press briefing in Ottawa on March 24 2020 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau castigated Friday's "unacceptable" assaults on Asian Canadians, which have escalated in recent months due to the coronavirus epidemic. The head of the Canadian government deplored "the significant increase in racist acts against Asian Canadians", during his daily press conference.

Coronavirus originated in Wuhan, China, and has spread globally. But so has xenophobia and anti - Chinese sentiments, adding hatred to the But he also cautions that one unhelpful reaction to the China-originating virus — racist reactions towards the Chinese and sometimes anyone merely

Trump has no qualms about calling coronavirus the ‘ Chinese Virus.’ That’s a dangerous attitude, experts say. President Trump speaks with his coronavirus task force in response to the pandemic during a briefing at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post).

Second-class citizens

Considered as second-class citizens until the 1940s, Chinese Canadians regularly suffer insults or even attacks linked to their origin.

The outbreak of the pandemic in China has rekindled this dormant tension and even Dr Teresa Tam, who advises Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Covid-19, is not immune to it. Covering words, Conservative opposition members questioned his loyalty on the grounds that the chief medical officer was born in Hong Kong.

“Racism is a virus”

Confronted with this climate, the Premier of British Columbia John Horgan launched: “Racism is a virus”. Justin Trudeau denounced the "unacceptable" assaults suffered by Chinese Canadians on Friday, May 22.

Galaxy part company with Katai after wife's racist posts .
The Los Angeles Galaxy parted company with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday, days after the player's wife sparked outrage with a series of racist social media posts. A single sentence statement posted on the Galaxy's website said former Serbia international Katai had now left the club by mutual agreement. It came after Katai's wife Tea had mocked the Black Lives Matter movement and urged violence against people protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.The posts on Instagram were subsequently deleted after the Galaxy condemned them as "racist and violent".

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