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Anti-China rhetoric on U.S. campaign trail alarms Asian Americans

Both Republican and Democratic candidates single out Beijing

Hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen in a deeply divided U.S.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Democratic Senate candidate Tim Ryan has the task of flipping Ohio blue, but his campaign's rhetoric has shocked the state's Asian American community that could play a pivotal role in the vote.

In an online ad that ran in March, Ryan repeatedly blamed China for "pink slips and price increases" that harm American workers, saying "it is us versus China."

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