U.S.-China Policy & Anti-Asian Discrimination

Evidence of violent racism fueled by our anti-China rhetoric is alarming. This aggressive rhetoric boomerangs back. There is a clear link between the militaristic foreign policy that we’re seeing today and the rise of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes.

Anti-asian violence is one of many negative consequences of a flawed China policy that makes Americans less safe at home. Quincy Institute’s Jessica Lee calls for a more rational debate about U.S.-China relations, rather than the inflammatory rhetoric we have been seeing.

We owe it to Asian Americans and to ourselves to find a new way forward with China that actually benefits American security and keeps our citizens safe.