The Chinese embassy in Berlin sees more cases of hostility against Chinese citizens in Germany due to the spread of the corona virus. “The latest hostilities and xenophobic statements in individual media have increased after the coronavirus outbreak and are worrying,” the embassy said on request.
After an attack on a Chinese woman in Berlin, the police were immediately contacted. “In the meantime, the embassy has also intervened at the Federal Foreign Office and called for the necessary measures to ensure security, legitimate rights and the dignity of Chinese citizens,” it said.
Two women were racially insulted in Moabit
As reported by the Berlin police on Saturday, two women on Friday afternoon in the Moabit district are said to have racially insulted, spat at a Chinese woman, pulled her hair to the ground, and punched and kicked her. The 23-year-old was therefore injured in the head and treated on an outpatient basis in a hospital, her glasses broke. The attackers fled. The police referred insults to ongoing investigations. Tagesspiegel author Marvin Ku had previously reported on racist reactions since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
After the case, Chinese citizens in Germany were informed about the current situation on social media and on their own website, the embassy said. Advice had been given in the event of provocation or even a crime, and attention had been paid to protecting one’s own safety. (AP)