Hong Kong to Phils: Drop Dead

Hong Kong's taint of anti-Asian racism has been reconfirmed with the decision to keep the Philippines on a tourist destination black list that puts the territory's closest Asian neighbor on a par with Syria. The supposed reason for this status, which is intended as a deterrent to Hong Kong people to keep them from traveling there, is the death in 2010 of seven Hong Kong tourists in a botched rescue during a shootout in Manila. By contrast, 60,000 civilians were killed in Syria last year, along with 502 foreigners, according to the United Nations.

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