UK sees surge in hate crime against Chinese and East Asian people during Covid pandemic – BBC News

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Police in the UK say the number of hate crimes against Chinese people – and others of East Asian descent – has tripled since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Community leaders say that racist claims about China’s responsibility for the emergence of the virus have helped provoke the attacks.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Fergal Keane.

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