"Racist" attack on Chinese students in Australia

Featured - May 10th, 2012
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Chinese international students have urged other Asian students to speak out against youth violence and racism in a full-page ad in Sydney’s free daily paper after being attacked on a train on April 23. Chinese students in Australia contributed to the online fund-raising campaign to raise awareness of their experiences with racism. Two Chinese students living in Sydney were robbed by six people aged 14 to 19, who were later arrested at Rockdale Station and charged with robbery and assault. Xuan, one of the victims, suffered from a broken nose and burns from a lit cigarette. Xuan and his friend were on their way home when the attack happened between Central and Rockdale station. Xuan recalled the “nightmare” on his blog, alleging that the attackers made racist comments, “calling us ‘Asian dogs’ and ‘pussies'”. There have been a number of recent reports of international students in Australia falling victim to racism and violence.