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'Stop Asian Hate' has relevance everywhere, even in Asia

US hate crimes offer chance for a moment of introspection

| North America
A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate said it had recorded 3,795 hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. between March 19, 2020 and Feb. 28, 2021.   © AFP/Jiji

Curtis S. Chin is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank. He is managing director of advisory firm RiverPeak Group, LLC.

With every news story or social media post emerging from the United States related to another case of anti-Asian violence, many people on both sides of the Pacific understandably shake their heads in disgust and anger. I too am one of them.

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