“Many shops run by Asian Americans were smashed or robbed,” Wong told the Global Times on Thursday.
“Asian Americans, especially Asian men, have always faced discrimination in the US, which is surprising and difficult to understand for many Chinese when they first arrive in the US, Wong said.
“Some Asians born and raised in the US told me they have experienced discrimination,” Wong noted.
Take the lead in your own fight and only then will others come around and support you,” Wong noted.
In the meantime, “society also needs to pay closer attention to the plight of Asian Americans.”