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Report: COVID-19 sparks rise of racism against Asians in Australia

Three images stacked together: on the left is a person holding a sign at a protest against offshore refugee detention. The middle image is a red rectangle with white type that says "I am not a virus". The right-side image is a group of people at a protest. Source: Asian Australian Alliance

A new report conducted by Asian Australian Alliance and think tank Per Capita documented over 400 cases of racism against Asian Australians from April to June. It unveils the dark side of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts into question: Is Australia as proudly multicultural as we claim?

Wing Kuang spoke to Erin Chew, Co-Founder of the Asian Australian Alliance to unpack the report. 

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