8:30-9:15 Overseas Chinese
830-9 Phone Erin Wen Ai Chew Co-Founder and Convener for the Asian Australian Alliance
830-9 phone Lai-Ha Chan Senior Lecturer in the Social and Political Sciences Program, School
of Communication at the University of Technology Sydney
9-915 Phone Chip Tsao, columnist and social commentator
9:15-9:30 World Obesity Day
Phone Dr Norman Chan, Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
On Friday's Backchat, racism towards Overseas Chinese; and World Obesity Day.
A survey released by Australian think-tank Lowy Institute found that nearly one in five Chinese
Australians have experienced verbal or physical abuse because of their heritage.
Most respondents (66 per cent) said the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the racist
incidents, while more than half blamed the state of Australia-China relations.
And community groups supporting Chinese communities in the UK are being trained to support victims of Covid-related racial attacks, after a Chinese lecturer was assaulted last week.
Have you or your family friends experienced such racism? Why do you think it is apparently
From 9:15am-9:30am we'll be discussing the dangers of obesity and connections to Covid.