80-20 NAAPAC Response to the propose resolution to condemn the People’s Republic of China for COVID-19

A new House Resolution proposed by Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) propose a resolution to condemn the People’s Republic of China.

80-20 NAAPAC agrees with Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus that “During a pandemic like this, people are afraid and angry, and directing that anger towards China puts AAPIs at risk, as we have already seen with the insults and assaults against them.” Chu contacted Banks and Moulton on Tuesday to ask them to drop or amend the bill. Both refused, she said. This proposed resolution comes on top of President Trump’s retraction from using the term Chinese Virus to describe COVID-19 on March 25, 2020.
On another note, G7 nations were unable to agree on a formal joint statement on tackling the coronavirus because of the Trump administration insistence in calling the pandemic the “Wuhan virus” https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/us-g7-coronavirus-statement-wuhan?fbclid=IwAR12FZDXT9mA4b5nIMonwYF_38Z3Nm3J9DvzE5bnU2p3DMgoGoVcswYhzNs
Asian Americans must remain vigilant in defending our rights. When politicians conduct a political campaign against China, they should exercise verbal temperance, otherwise, the rhetorics would drag Chinese and Asian Americans into a verbal brawl and be made scapegoats of the conflict between rival countries.
Sampling of Media Coverage/News Articles
Fox News: Congressional resolution seeks international probe of China’s coronavirus handling
Huffington Post:  House Lawmakers Unveil Resolution Blaming China For The Coronavirus
NBC News: House members introduce resolution to pin coronavirus blame on China
The Hill: Bipartisan resolution condemns China’s handling of coronavirus outbreak

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