America’s Anti-Asian Pandemic

America’s Anti-Asian Pandemic

America's Anti-Asian Pandemic

NEW YORK: They’ve been stabbed, burned and abused on the streets. This is now reality for some Asian Americans as they bear the brunt of increasing tensions between the US and China, amid the spread of the coronavirus. 

 The COVID-19 pandemic and US presidential race are creating the perfect storm, with reports of harassment and hate crimes against Asian-Americans on the rise.  

 As Trump blames China for the virus, Americans of Asian descent say they are increasingly being targeted. Now, some are saying enough is enough.  

We investigate the alarming attacks linked to COVID-19 and the Asian-Americans fighting back.