Its too hard for overseas Chinese to refuse to drive / the restaurant is crowded

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 Its too hard for overseas Chinese to refuse to drive / the restaurant is crowded


Novel coronavirus pneumonia has developed so far. There have been a lot of Anti China Rhetoric on the Internet. Huang skin has become a hot potato. Many countries, including Philippines, Mongolia, Russia, Australia and New Zealand, have banned entry of Chinese residents. This undoubtedly brings a lot of inconveniences to the lives of foreigners and even overseas Chinese. Some Australian students say they need to go to a third country for isolation for 14 days when returning to school.

In order to eliminate these prejudices, some overseas Asians began to name themselves. On January 27, anonymous Asian women launched the topic Im not a virus on twitter, which caused a heated discussion; on February 5, francescoxia, an Italian Chinese, stood in the streets of Florence wearing a mask and an eye mask, holding a sign Im Chinese, Im not a virus, showing a posture of anti discrimination.

Although all these actions brought a little warmth in the cold, they did not stop the surging feelings of exclusion from China. In the United States, Italy, Canada and other places, Chinese peoples lives were boycotted to varying degrees due to the epidemic, and fell into stagnation or depression. In the meantime, the local media also played a role.

Overseas Chinese business is declining

Lin Wen has lived in Canada for 12 years. An accident happened around her this winter. Around the end of January, Lin Wen began to receive a phone call at the Wuhan restaurant hot and dry noodles 1950 in Toronto, asking her whether to sell bat soup and snakes and asking her to close the store and so on. Sometimes I can get more than ten harassment calls a day, which is very annoying.

What makes Lin Wen unbearable is that some people even shoot provocative quotations at the door of the store and send them online. Just because she runs Wuhan noodle shop, she will be linked to Wuhan virus by the outside world. After suffering these anonymous attacks, Lin Wen feels very aggrieved.

Affected by this, the business in Lin Wens shop was once in a state of decline. The number of customers who could go to restaurants with thousands of Canadian dollars per day was suddenly reduced after being criticized. At the worst, only 200 Canadian dollars were paid in one day. This made Lin Wen worried about whether the business could survive the epidemic.

Fortunately, the disaster involving racial discrimination did not last long. On February 1, Wu Fengyi, Minister of small business, export promotion and international trade of Canada, dressed in Tang suit, came to the noodle shop to have dinner in person. This move also began to gradually eliminate the misunderstanding of Chinese restaurants by nearby residents. Some netizens began to name hot and dry noodles 1950, saying that discrimination is ignorant and pathetic.

However, not every business has such good luck. According to the global post, under the influence of the epidemic, the income of Vancouvers Chinese businesses dropped by 5-70%, and that of Torontos Chinese restaurants dropped by 3-80%. In response to the epidemic, many restaurants began to reduce employment and increase the proportion of delivery services, which led to the outbreak of takeout business during the epidemic.

Foodhwy is a company that specializes in delivering Asian food. The epidemic has brought business opportunities to foodhwy. Sales have increased by 20% during this period. However, the owner of the restaurant is not optimistic. Because food Hwy relies on Chinese restaurants, the whole catering industry chain still faces the situation of prosperity and loss in the long run.

The novel coronavirus pneumonia novel coronavirus pneumonia is also endemic to Italy. As of February 28th afternoon, 888 new crown pneumonia cases were diagnosed in Italy, and the spread of the epidemic made Italy the most severe area of the new crown pneumonia in Europe. As a result, Italian stocks fell in response, the tourism industry fell sharply, and Milan fashion week, one of the worlds four major fashion weeks, also cancelled the admission of visitors.

This has led to a recent upsurge in the rejection of Chinese in Italy. On February 24, a video of Italian beating Chinese restaurants came out on the Internet. A number of Italian local Chinese told AI finance and economics that the video was actually shot before the epidemic, not because of the epidemic. However, we have to admit that due to the severe epidemic challenges in Italy, there has been an obvious irrational Anti China sentiment. According to the BBC, some Chinese shops in Italy have been forced to close due to no patronage, and people in mainland China still face the risk of being attacked on the streets.

At the bar next to the Trevi fountain, a famous Roman attraction, signs forbidding Chinese customers are posted. The same isolation of Chinese people also occurs in restaurants and snack shops in Japan, South Korea and other regions.

Veronica Lee, a long-time Italian Chinese, has a Chinese restaurant near the Colosseum in Rome. She said that normally, 50-60 people visit the restaurant every day, but only two customers came on Saturday. She plans to lay off three employees to save money, and worries that the restaurant may close next month as the epidemic progresses.

Veronica said her daughter was bullied at school because of recent incidents of racial discrimination and didnt want to go to school. If you stay at home, theyll think youre infected, she said. A similar situation is unfolding all over Italy. A music school in Rome has informed East Asian students not to come to school because of racist incidents. Four regional leaders in northern Italy have also asked children who travel back from China not to go to school within 14 days.

The driver refused to take Asian passengers. Asian Americans were beaten outside

According to CNBC on February 3, after the outbreak, there were a number of cases in which Uber and LYFT drivers refused to carry Asian passengers. Eric Han, an Asian American, coughed twice when he entered the car while taking a taxi on Uber platform recently. The driver immediately opened a window, asked if he was Chinese, and suspected that Han might have the new coronary pneumonia.

Hans experience is not unique. On February 2, Lilian Wang and her husband were also rejected by the driver while taking a taxi on LYFT. It wasnt until white friends agreed to go with them that the driver allowed them to take the bus. After getting on the bus, the driver still kept asking if they had come back from China. Only after getting the negative answer, the driver was relieved.

Uber and LYFT have taken severe measures such as canceling the accounts of drivers involved in discriminatory acts at local level, but it is still difficult to prevent similar incidents. A novel coronavirus was reported in at least five posts a day in a Facebook group of over 12 thousand Uber and Lyft drivers, according to CNBC. Members said they did not want to pick up Asian passengers for safety reasons. There are also plenty of drivers and passengers on twitter who say they dont want to share cars with Asians.

Lanxi, a Chinese student at Arizona State University, told AI finance and economics that he was recently refused a bus ride with a mask on. At that time, the car was basically empty. The driver was an older white woman. All the passengers except Lanxi got on the bus. They were not yellow. Neither the driver nor the passengers wore masks.

Even in Colleges and universities, there are still cases of Chinese Exclusion caused by the virus. A novel coronavirus was reported by Arizona State University recently, and Chinese students were excluded from school. A student from ancient Chinese literature search Deng Deng said that students immediately scattered around the classroom after their classrooms were seated. Lanxi also said that the epidemic deepened the prejudice against Asian Americans around her. Once on the street, an elderly American said to her, consolidation to China. Instead of swallowing the offensive words, Lanxi went up to the American and said, the conversation behind is basically about the family. Lanxi said angrily.

In addition, in the library of Columbia University in New York City, the Chinese version of Wuhan virus isolation zone appeared on the blackboard, and the university later issued a statement condemning the above-mentioned misconduct and calling on students to report any incidents suspected of racial discrimination. In the popular science materials about the new crown virus, the University of California, Berkeley, put xenophobia: fear and possible people from Asia Communication and feel guilty about it is listed as normal response , and the subsequent school apologized and revised the wording of the materials.

Besides the Chinese, the hatred of Wuhan epidemic extends to other yellow people. According to the BBC, Vietnamese girls living in Paris were treated as Chinese when they took the bus. Passengers looked at her with different eyes and whispered that she would be infected.

On February 24, a Filipino was beaten by two local youths in Italy after being discriminated against by the new coronavirus. Italian singer fachinetti stopped the beating and slapped them. The singer replied on Twitter: This is what is happening. We have to be ashamed of such Italians. We have to apologize to the Chinese. Its terrible.

How to maintain Asian mask freedom

Whats more worrying is that although the overseas epidemic has developed to a stage that can not be ignored, the awareness of overseas residents wearing masks is still very weak. Feng Fei, who has lived in Chicago for a long time, told AI finance and economics agency that few locals wear masks, only sporadic Chinese wear masks; Jinza, who lives in Italy, also said that foreign residents have not mastered the correct methods of epidemic prevention, and the disinfectant in the supermarket has been snapped up, but few people wear masks on the street.

It may have something to do with the local culture. Wearing masks in European and American countries will really frighten a group of local people. In their cognition, wearing masks means that you are sick and worried about infecting others. On the contrary, in Chinese culture, wearing a mask is a kind of personal protection, which is worried about being infected by the outside world.

In addition, the governments propaganda and media guidance are also the reasons for overseas residents to relax their vigilance. Novel coronavirus is not being seen in the mainstream media and scientists in the United States. There is no evidence that wearing masks can prevent the spread of new coronavirus, and advocate staying at home instead of wearing a mask. Hulanbo, President of the Italian magazine world China, also said that some experts would deliberately bluff on the program, saying that the number of potential infections reached millions. All of these contribute to the panic of Italians, which makes many residents unconsciously think that the other side is infected with the virus when they see Asians wearing masks, resulting in endless discrimination, scolding and even beating.

Sold out notice of masks written in Chinese and English on Italian pharmacies

In order to maintain the freedom of masks of overseas Chinese and prevent the secondary spread of the epidemic abroad, public welfare teams have launched volunteer recruitment in Douban and other social platforms, looking for fluent people in English, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Italian and other multi-national languages to translate the Chinese version of the anti epidemic guide into the overseas version. This kind of situation is very similar to the campaign of persuading elders to wear masks launched on the Internet in the early stage of the domestic epidemic. For this, volunteers also joked about this behavior as domestic sales to export.

Its sad that Hu LANBO published an open letter to Italians on the official website of world China and social media account at the end of January. After that, their Italian readers choked up because of the letter. Some people still spread some hard to hear racial comments, and more Italians took the initiative to speak for Chinese people.

Hulanbos first letter to the Italians

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});}) ()); hulanbo said that it is very dangerous for racism to rise and expand through the spread of the virus. After the open letter was sent, although he was gratified by the support he received, it also made him realize how weak the voice of the Chinese overseas was. No matter how hard we try, a magazine can only affect a small number of people. Therefore, there is still a long way to go to win our right to speak. Sadly, the chain of discrimination is not limited to overseas. As the most serious epidemic area in China, Hubei Province is suffering from unprecedented stigma. According to the previous Beijing news report, some of the returned people from Wuhan found that their personal information had been leaked after cooperating with the investigation, not only the name, phone number, ID card, home address and other information had been made public, but also the specific number of rides, college entrance examination results and so on. The word be alert to these people under the list circulated on the Internet makes the victims feel cold, and strangers harass and abuse them by phone. But in essence, there is no difference between this kind of talking about the changes of Hubei and Hubei and the behavior of overseas Chinese exclusion. (Lanxi, Fengfei and jinzha are all pseudonyms) source: Caijing world weekly Author: Han Yi editor in charge: Shao kuijiu na6673

Hulanbo said that it is very dangerous to let racism rise and expand through the spread of the virus. After the open letter was sent, although he was gratified by the support he received, it also made him realize how weak the voice of the Chinese overseas was. No matter how hard we try, a magazine can only affect a small number of people. Therefore, there is still a long way to go to win our right to speak.

Sadly, the chain of discrimination is not limited to overseas. As the most serious epidemic area in China, Hubei Province is suffering from unprecedented stigma. According to the previous Beijing news report, some of the returned people from Wuhan found that their personal information had been leaked after cooperating with the investigation, not only the name, phone number, ID card, home address and other information had been made public, but also the specific number of rides, college entrance examination results and so on. The word be alert to these people under the list circulated on the Internet makes the victims feel cold, and strangers harass and abuse them by phone. But in essence, there is no difference between this kind of talking about the changes of Hubei and Hubei and the behavior of overseas Chinese exclusion.

(Lanxi, Fengfei and jinzha are all pseudonyms)