Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

How to stop anti-Asian racist hate crimes from surging in times of economic and political tension

  • In a world reeling from pandemic-induced crises, it is easy to pin the blame on ‘others’ – and China is an easy target
  • We can discourage racism through education and by not voting for leaders who use race as a divisive tactic

Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
Tracy Wong wears a face mask and holds a sign while taking part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles, California, on February 20, 2021. Photo: AFP
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.