- San Francisco District 4’s Supervisor Gordon Mar was recently targeted with a series of racist and homophobic flyers pasted over his re-election campaign posters.
- “Over the weekend and under the cover of darkness, someone decided to paste these flyers over our window signs in small businesses across the Sunset,” Mar wrote in a Twitter thread that included images of the flyers.
- One flyer called Mar a "communist" and "pedophile," while another claimed he stood for "more drugs" and "more homelessness" and accused him of "grooming children" and giving "free money to crackheads." Another line from the flyer said, “Kick out the Chinese, bring in Gangs.”
- Mar said the hateful flyers resembled those which appeared in his district last year after he supported efforts to bring affordable housing to the Sunset District for low-income families.
- According to Mar, the owners of the establishments where the flyers were posted were already reviewing and forwarding surveillance video to local authorities.
- He also said that the incident will not deter him from being “a voice for progress, for queer & trans equality, affordable housing, compassionate solutions to homelessness, & for moving forward.”
A San Francisco official running for re-election was recently targeted with a series of racist and homophobic flyers pasted over his campaign posters.
Supervisor Gordon Mar, a Chinese American currently serving San Francisco’s District 4, shared images of the flyers via a Twitter thread on Tuesday.
DOJ: Chinese spy planned physical attack, ‘honey trap’ against dissident running for Congress in New York
- Yan Xiong, a Chinese dissident running for Congress in New York's 1st congressional district as a Democrat, was reportedly targeted by a Chinese spy.
- Xiong was a former student leader involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing. He was granted asylum in the U.S. and has been an American citizen for 27 years.
- According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the candidate was targeted by 59-year-old Qiming Lin, who allegedly planned smear campaigns, a “honey trap” and physical attacks against Xiong using a U.S. based private investigator.
- "Right now, we don't want him to be elected," Lin reportedly told the PI, who contacted the FBI and revealed Lin’s plans.
- Xiong said the uncovered plot has made him braver and he will continue his run.
Chinese dissident Yan Xiong remains undeterred in his New York congressional run despite alleged attempts by an agent of the Chinese government to sabotage his campaign.
Xiong, a former student leader involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, is currently running as a Democrat in New York’s 1st congressional district. Granted asylum in the U.S., he is a military vet and has been an American citizen for 27 years.
South Korea’s latest tourism campaign “Feel the Rhythm of Korea” has gone viral with a total of over 240 million total views on YouTube.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign ad targeting Donald Trump drew backlash online, with many calling the video xenophobic and racist.
The ad, titled “Unprepared | Joe Biden for President,” targets Trump by highlighting his slow response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to HuffPost.
Fear-mongering over the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken a toll on many Asian businesses across the world.
In Australia, misinformation has caused a major slump for many Chinese restaurants. Now, Australians are taking a stand against the growing racism and xenophobia towards Asian Australians with #IWillEatWithYou, a campaign to encourage support of local Chinese businesses.
Andrew Yang officially announced on Feb. 11 that he has dropped out of the 2020 presidential race.
Although many Yang supporters are very upset over the news, we must not fail to recognize that the strides Andrew Yang has made for the Asian American community are absolutely unprecedented. His campaign brought something special to the table — a new voice in American politics. He created national visibility for the Asian American community, a community that has historically been misrepresented and underrepresented. He proudly introduced the world to the complex dual-identity that is Asian America.
Andrew Yang announced plans to suspend his campaign for President during a speech on Tuesday night in New Hampshire, according to CNN.
The decision follows the Yang campaign’s poor performance after the Iowa caucuses and the sudden layoff of dozens of campaign staff across the country. Yang finished in Iowa with just 1% of support.
President Donald Trump has made anti-immigration a large focus of his administration and re-election campaign.
In May, he spoke for roughly 20 minutes on the current immigration system, stating, “Unfortunately, the current immigration rules allow foreign workers to substitute for Americans seeking entry-level jobs. So, foreign workers are coming in and they’re taking the jobs that would normally go to American workers.”
A Chinese subway station sparked furor online after refusing to let a goth woman board a train because her makeup was allegedly too scary.
According to the woman, security officers prevented her from entering a subway station in Guangzhou for wearing a long black dress, dark red lipstick and purple eyeshadow, the BBC reports.
Condor made the announcement via her Instagram page, making fans want to drive to the nearest mall right away.
A 23-year-old woman has been rollerblading across the United States without money, food, and water for a noble cause.
Yanise Ho, who is originally from Hong Kong, attributes her love of adventure to her family. She has been interested in traveling after her visit to New Zealand when she was 15.
A factory in Zhejiang, China, behind Donald Trump’s and Hilary Clinton’s 2016 campaign flags claimed it is in the process of making new ones for Trump’s reelection campaign in 2020.
Li Jiang, the owner of the flag-making company, told NPR’s “The Indicator” that he was already making blue and white flags that Trump can use for his re-election campaign.