United Chinese Americans (UCA), a national coalition of Chinese Americans in more than 30 states, calls on the American news media, public figures and the American public to refrain from using terms such as “China virus,” “Chinese virus,” “Wuhan virus,” or “Asian virus” to describe the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Such terms often misinform and misguide the public in the fight against this virus, and could lead to bigotry, inflame hatred and even incite violence against Chinese and Asian Americans, as has already been widely reported.
The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA, a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations, http://www.ncapaonline.org/about) has drafted the attached Sign-on Letters to House Leaders (Nancy Pelosi) and Senate Leaders (Mitch McConnell) requesting both houses to Denounce Coronavirus Racism.
The current racist challenge the Chinese American community is facing has become more wide-spreading than the notorious coronavirus, and Jewish American community has been alert to this situation and expressed sympathy. The Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA) released a letter of solidarity, jointly issued by 75 organizations, to the Chinese community against the plague. Today, UCA issued a formal response expressing heartfelt gratitude and looking forward for unity.
2020 Primary Election has started! UCA is calling for Chinese Americans to participate in the election 2020 Primary Election has drawn national attention as it sets the beginning of the historical 2020 General Election in November. The purpose of the Primaries is to elect winning candidates from each political party, Continue Reading
UCA Calls for Chinese Americans to be involved in the relief effort towards the New Coronavirus outbreak and disease prevention in the U.S. Given the urgent situation of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, United Chinese Americans (UCA) is watching it closely and working with Chinese organizations across the country Continue Reading
By: Steven Pei Science and Technology Caught between the United States and China Conference The Committee of 100 (C100) convened nearly 300 leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders, scientists, and community leaders in Palo Alto, Ca. on September 28, 2019 to address the human impacts of geopolitics. In Continue Reading
September 25, 2019Washington, D.C. Org. Letter on Opposition to H.R.1044 / S.386 So far, 18 national organizations, including UCA, have joint their forces to oppose S.386. We expect more national organizations to join this coalition in the coming days. Please share the letter with staffers of senators when you contact Continue Reading
Lee C. Bollinger, president of Columbia University, published an opinion piece on Washington Post, titled “No, I won’t start spying on my foreign-born students“, in response to heightened pressure on academic research, joining a growing list of other institutions making similar statements. The content is reposted here. The FBI has Continue Reading
Repost from UW-Madison OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR website: UW’S RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA. The U.S. and China need each other. We need each other as trading partners; we need each other as major world leaders. And our universities need each other. As we count down the final days of summer and Continue Reading
Voice Your Concern with FBI Director Wray’s Remarks on Chinese Students, Scientists and Professors as National Security Threat Many in Asian American communities, particularly Chinese Americans, were shocked and concerned to hear high-ranking US officials characterize, at a recent Senate hearing, all persons of Chinese origin in the United States, Continue Reading