When East Asians were the enemy: why fleeing newly communist China meant enduring racism

//When East Asians were the enemy: why fleeing newly communist China meant enduring racism

When East Asians were the enemy: why fleeing newly communist China meant enduring racism

Helen Zia was 19 years old when she first travelled to the People’s Republic of China. It was 1972, and just a couple of months earlier US president Richard Nixon had paid a spectacular visit to Beijing for a summit with Chairman Mao Zedong that ended China’s international isolation and set the stage for a new world order.Zia, a former journalist who is now an author and advocate for Asian-American and other minority communities, was one of the first Americans to set foot in China after the…

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