'Not just about COVID': Lawmakers warn China bashing in Congress could spur new wave of anti-Asian hate

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WASHINGTON – Some Asian American lawmakers warn that disparaging language framing China as a top economic competitor may spur a new wave of anti-Asian violence in the U.S.

Their concerns have grown in recent weeks as Congress has turned its focus to a bill, known as the COMPETES ACT, aimed at strengthening America’s supply chain amid a shortage of goods.

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