Racism spreads to Chinese establishments in the wake of the coronavirus

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A woman who prefers to remain anonymous poses for a picture in Chinatown in New York, U.S., February 13, 2020. Originally from Kazakhstan, she said she's lived in New York for two years, and that she wears a mask because she has five children and is afraid of coronavirus transmission. Photo credit: Yana Paskova/Reuters

With restrictions on international travel and a steady increase of reported cases, the coronavirus is taking a toll on Chinese businesses in the United States. Frank Shyong reports on how the outbreak is fueling racial tension and xenophobia in his piece for the Los Angeles Times.



Evan Kleiman