- On Tuesday, France adopted an opposition-led resolution condemning China’s treatment of Uyghurs as “genocide.”
- “We refuse to submit to propaganda from a regime that is banking on our cowardice and our avarice to perpetrate a genocide in plain sight," said Socialist Party leader Olivier Faure.
- The Chinese embassy in France released a statement saying the “genocide” allegations are “pure lies based on prejudices and hostility towards China.”
French lawmakers have condemned the Chinese government’s treatment of the Uyghur people with an official resolution calling it a “genocide.”
On Tuesday, France’s National Assembly adopted the non-binding resolution that “officially recognizes the violence perpetrated by the People’s Republic of China against the Uyghurs as constituting crimes against humanity and genocide,” reported Agence France-Presse.
A Paris court convicted four young adults of “public insult of racist nature and incitement to commit a crime” after they blamed Chinese people for COVID-19 on Twitter.
What they did: The French students, aged 19-24, posted the racist tweets after President Emmanuel Macron announced a second round of home quarantine rules last October.
A Korean student on a train in Nice, France documented her own racial harassment from a French man on Saturday evening.
Discrimination against Asians in Western countries is spreading faster than the novel coronavirus itself and it requires everyone’s attention, too.
As extreme panic sweeps across the globe, Asians everywhere are experiencing different forms of unfair treatment just because they look Chinese.
The Chinese embassy in Paris has made contact with the woman who bragged about eating at a Michelin star restaurant despite having a fever and coughing before landing in the city.
Officials were able to contact the woman on Wednesday evening and asked her to refer herself to medical services, according to BBC.
A Chinese woman reportedly infected with the deadly coronavirus bragged online about how she was able to hide her infection, successfully traveling by plane from Wuhan to France.
Social media users are livid over the woman’s images that showed her meeting her friends upon arrival, reports Express. Many were angry that she made light of a virus that has so far killed 17 people and infected 440 others, according to Chinese authorities.
A video on Twitter showing what appears to be two men in a playground allegedly harassing and inappropriately speaking to a young Asian girl has caused a massive uproar on French social media.
The original tweet has been taken down since it was first shared by French Twitter user @anm7518 on March 19. But @lxlolilolxl_ was able to screengrab it.
South Korean actor Song Il-kook revealed that his triplets experienced a few encounters with racism during their stay in France.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jian fell to his death in France while taking photos of the scenery.
Wang, the 57-year-old chairman and co-founder of one of China’s largest conglomerates HNA, was visiting the village of Bonnieux in France’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region during the tragic accident on Tuesday morning.
A video of foreigners trying to do the “Asian squat” and failing epically has gone viral on social media.
The video, posted on YouTube channel Xinshidandan, shows two French vloggers challenging people on the streets of Montpellier in southern France to squat from standing position without the aid of their hands.
Leo Bane, a muscular French cosplayer, has been consistently losing followers on Instagram each time he posts a photo of himself wearing a “Sailor Moon” costume.
Bane’s typical go-to for his cosplays are manly characters with a brutish, bulky physique. Check this one out for example – his own take on “The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim” main character, the Dragonborn.
A lot of female Korean netizens are apparently going crazy for Jonathan Learoyd, France’s representative for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea; so much so, that some of them even left creepy messages on his social media account.
Learoyd, a professional ski jumper, became very popular with the ladies in Korea.
Some women couldn’t contain themselves, and took their fangirling to another level: the creepy level.
Some wrote in their comments, as translated by AllKpop: “Burn your passport,” “You can just jump into my heart,” “Jonathan just please stay in Korea,” “Jonathan marry me!!” and “I wanna exchange you for 25 millions [sic] Korean males.”
To those who are saying this is nothing but harmless fangirling, better think again. The dude is legitimately a minor – only 17 years old.
Others are calling out this type of creepy fangirling, with Learoyd even liking some of the responses, saying, “Damn what the f*ck is wrong with these comments.”
“Plese refrain from making comments about burning his passport. It’s overwhelming Jonathan. People from other countries will seriously think we are weird TT,” one comment said.
Here’s what some wrote in the 17-year-old athlete’s social media comment section and the English translated version through Google translate.
Featured images via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd