Chinese state media is continuing to label Australia ‘racist’ with a new propaganda video warning students about an increase in discrimination.
The viral Global Times clip details numerous examples of racism which Chinese students have encountered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In one example, a post-graduate student said her Uber driver asked her an offensive question about eating bat.
‘One time I ordered an Uber,’ Wen Fang said.
‘I was chatting with the driver and once he found out I was Chinese he turned to me and asked: “Does bat taste good”?’
The Chinese student was insulted by the remark and told the driver she’d never eaten bats before.
‘He sounded surprised and said, really?’ Wen said.
The young woman also described how white Australians would cross the street to avoid her.
‘One day I was walking on the street and the road was pretty wide and an Australian girl was walking towards me and it became obvious she wanted to keep more distance from me,’ she said.
‘I felt pretty hurt by that.’
Another student said he and a friend overheard Australians calling them ‘parasites’ in a supermarket, and saying Chinese are ‘only here to buy our goods’. Chinese students in Australia describe discrimination amid pandemicLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipMuteCurrent Time0:00/Duration Time1:38FullscreenNeed Text
Beijing has been aggressively targeting Australia after the Morrison Government called for an independent international inquiry into the origin of COVID-19 and the actions of the Chinese Communist Party.
The first shot came when the Chinese Government hit Australia’s barley exports with an 80 percent tariff.
China then suspended beef exports from four major Australian meat suppliers.
With fears also lingering over coal exports and iron ore, the totalitarian state is now focusing on Australia’s education sector which is propped up by a huge number of Chinese students.