Chinese and Australian flags are seen in Canberra. There has been a sustained increase in anti-Chinese and more broadly anti-Asian racial abuse in Australia, especially after the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
Greg Barns
Opinion

Opinion

Greg Barns

How Australia’s media and politicians can stop fuelling anti-China sentiment

  • Anti-Asian abuse and harassment is on the rise in Australia as the media and some politicians paint China as a nation to be feared and loathed
  • Australia should use its legal system to stamp out racial abuse and its media should take a more nuanced and balanced approach to China
Chinese and Australian flags are seen in Canberra. There has been a sustained increase in anti-Chinese and more broadly anti-Asian racial abuse in Australia, especially after the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AFP
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