Beijing, April 13 (Xinhua) -- A surging tide of anti-Asian violence and hate crimes in the United States has traumatized millions of Asian Americans and thrown them into growing fear. When people across the world are expressing sympathy for the victims as well as their anger against those perpetrators, they are also wondering why the United States, a country known as "a nation of immigrants," is struggling with waves of violence and xenophobia?
Xinhua's Wu Yao sat down with 5 Asians living in America with different professions and cultural backgrounds, from international students, recent immigrants to those whose family have been on that land for generations. Let's hear their real experiences and innermost thoughts on anti-Asian hatred.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service