Taiwan condemns anti-Asian violence in U.S., warns citizens to be on alert

By Joseph Yeh, Focus Taiwan CNA English News |

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday condemned the recent rise in racism and hate crimes targeting people of Asian descent in the United States and called on Taiwanese nationals in the U.S. to stay alert. 

Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of the demographic data and policy research nonprofit group AAPI Data, told NBC Asian America that he believes former President Donald Trump's oft-repeated view that the coronavirus originated in China and his repeated "China virus" rhetoric played a part in fostering hate targeting Asian Americans.