Almost one in five Chinese Australians say they have been physically threatened or attacked in the past year, with most blaming tensions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic or hostility between Canberra and Beijing.
- Many Chinese Australians told Lowy that prior to 2020 they felt Australian society becoming more welcoming
- Chinese Australians are more trusting positive towards the Chinese government than other Australians
- Almost half of those polled said they were concerned about the Chinese government’s influence on Australian politics
Around one in three community members also say they have faced verbal abuse or discriminatory treatment.
But almost 70 per cent of Chinese Australians still say they feel accepted by Australian…