China News Service, Beijing, April 25 (Liu Likun, Ma Xiuxiu, Jin Xu) On April 22, local time, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at addressing hate crimes against Asians with a 94:1 vote. Overseas Chinese are concerned.
They said in the interview that the anti-discrimination resistance of Asian Americans has achieved results, but there is still a long way to go in the future.
“The passage of the bill shows that the protests of Asian groups in various places have achieved a certain effect some time ago.” said Le Taowen, director of psychology at the China Central Committee in Salt Lake City and a tenured professor at Weber State University in the United States. Racial discrimination has severely torn American society and targeted Hate crimes committed by Asian Americans have also received unprecedented strong protests from Asian Americans.
The bill will to a certain extent curb discrimination against Asians and other minorities, especially vicious and violent crimes.
Wei Jiongcai, the vice president of the U.S. "China-US Post", said that in the past 20 years, the Asian American population has grown rapidly and its influence in politics, economy, science and technology, education and other fields has increased day by day.
The passage of the bill shows the growth of Asian power in the United States.
Wei Linfeng, president of the Beijing Association of Southern California, believes that the overwhelming passage of this bill by the U.S. Senate reflects the current mainstream consensus in the U.S. society against discrimination against Asians. "However, crimes and discrimination against Asians will not be due to The bill will disappear, and social efforts are needed.” He pointed out that to effectively alleviate crimes against Asians, American society must return to science and rationality, and popularize scientific knowledge and legal concepts among the American people.
Combining his work experience in the Chinese society, Wei Linfeng believes that Asian people can use their actions to help resolve hatred and discrimination against Asians.
For example, actively promote communication between Chinese and other ethnic groups in the United States; use media platforms to tell the history of American racial issues and summarize the experiences of other ethnic groups in safeguarding their own legal rights; organize Chinese associations to carry out activities to arouse people's emotional memory, etc.
"For us Asians, we should not only condemn and appeal when the case occurs, but the work we usually do is more important." said Lu Fei, the editor-in-chief of American Huawen Net and San Diego Huawen Net. In the face of discrimination, Asians need Unite, unite, and work together to improve the environment.
US-China News Agency, Changjiang Wei, pointed out that for the bill to really play a role in curbing violent acts against Asian Americans, joint efforts of many parties are needed, such as the legislature supervising the judiciary’s implementation of the bill’s regulations; and the allocation of special projects to law enforcement agencies. Funds to combat crimes hating Asians; vigorously promote the above-mentioned bills and the contributions of Asians to the United States on media platforms.
"As an Asian, I will also work hard to promote the implementation of the above-mentioned bills." Jiang Wei said. (Finish)Keywords: