China News Service, Beijing, February 17 (Reporter Li Jingze) Regarding the recent review of the "China Action Plan" launched by the US Department of Justice, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin pointed out in Beijing on the 17th that the US side should reflect deeply and effectively correct the systemic race. Discrimination issues, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of ethnic minorities, including Asian groups.

  According to reports, in order to avoid inciting anti-Asian words and deeds, the US Department of Justice recently launched a review of the "China Action Plan".

It is also reported that South Korea's foreign ministry said that South Korean consul general in New York Chung Byung-hwa will meet with New York City officials in the near future and ask the New York City government to actively prevent anti-Asian hate crimes.

What is the spokesperson's comment on this?

  "Whether it is the so-called 'China Action Plan' or the rampant anti-Asian words and deeds in the United States, they are all manifestations of systemic racial discrimination in the United States, and they all reflect the deep-rooted social ills in the United States." Wang Wenbin said.

  He introduced that data shows that in 2020, the number of hate crimes against Asian Americans in the United States will increase by 76%.

One in four young Asian Americans has been targeted by racism and bullying in the past year.

"These data are shocking and have aroused widespread concern in many Asian countries and the international community."

  Wang Wenbin emphasized that the United States should reflect deeply, effectively correct the problem of systemic racial discrimination, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of ethnic minorities, including Asian groups, so that they can stay away from violence and fear and enjoy their due equal rights.