Despite the fact that Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric have pushed many Asian American voters to the democratic camp, the political identity of many Asian Americans are still evolving and their party loyalty remains open. Trump has significant number of supporters from the Asian American communities. They seem to resonate well with Trump’s policies, particularly his stance against the Muslim community.
Opinion polls show that Trump supporters from the Chinese community believe that Trump’s policy to bar Muslims from coming into the United States and deport undocumented immigrants will result in safer and quality life for "the good immigrants”. They criticize Clinton for her “hypocrisy”, and her insistence on believing that people are equal.
Particularly, the poll has found that these immigrant voters are largely newcomers who lack through understanding of American economic and political systems. Many of them have come to the US within recent years, with political preferences being guided by Chinese values, rather than by American values.
Many newcomer voters from China deeply carry on racist attitudes and hate Muslims. In 2009, riots erupted in Urumuqi causing 200 or more deaths, and an in 2014, a knife attack in Southwestern city of Kunming left 29 civilians dead and over 140 injured. As tension between China’s ethnic Han and Uighurs has been on the rise, many Chinese people, who are brainwashed by the government propaganda believe that all Muslims are devils and terrorists.
“As a result, many Chinese people are racists towards Muslims, and newcomers from China carry this racist culture baggage overseas,” Jack Jia, the publisher of this newspaper who has access to a large number of WeChat posts said.
Most Trump supporters in the US want to remain discreet, and Trump’s supporters seem under restrictions to make racist statements towards Muslims in the North American society. However, people in China, under the influence of this rapidly growing anti-Muslimism sentiment, have taken their racist attitude to the extreme, daring to openly express their deep seated resentments towards Muslims.
“She disgusts me, because Muslims disgust me,” Mr. Ding Yongliang, a 29-year-old financial analyst in China said about Huma Abedin, a top Clinton advisor while watching the presidential debate with a US journalist from the publication “Atlantic”.
Ding who regards himself as an exceptionally high-quality immigrant—a rare talent that America would wholeheartedly welcome, further explains that the disgust derives from the fact that Chinese Muslims are “savage” and that Muslim culture is inferior to both Chinese and American culture.
Undoubtedly, had Ding immigrated to the US, he would have been one of the Trump’s camp who laughed and cheered as Trump’s stared confidently and sternly into the camera, verbally attacking illegal immigrants on how they “brutally” murder American children.
“Trump is not against immigration, just illegal immigration,” Ding said. “Trump wants people like me to come to America, not Muslim extremists,” Ding said.
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