China issued a new warning to its citizens against travel to Australia Friday citing racial discrimination against Chinese and Asian people.
The statement from the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism reads: “Recently, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, racial discrimination and acts of violence against Chinese and Asians in Australia have increased significantly. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism reminds Chinese tourists to raise their safety awareness and not to travel to Australia.”
Australia’s public broadcaster ABC said the country’s Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham rejected the warning.
ABC quoted Birmingham as saying "Australia is the most successful multicultural and migrant society in the world. The Chinese Australian community is a significant and valued contributor to that success story."