Jieh-Yung Lo is Director of the Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership at the Australian National University.
What makes Australia unique and special is the ability to celebrate one’s ethnicity and cultural heritage in an Australian setting. I am able to call myself a Chinese-Australian and Asian-Australian without having my loyalty questioned and allegiance to Australia judged. Continue reading »
The emergence of the coronavirus in Wuhan China has led to a rise and return of racist and xenophobic attitudes in Australia towards Chinese-Australians and those of seemingly “Chinese” appearance. The fear, anxiety and uncertainty of the pandemic have fuelled ignorance and hate spreading beyond Chinese-Australians to other Asian-Australians with some now living in fear Continue reading »