Sinophobia Tracker during COVID-19

This site is an effort to archive and document the information on Sinophobia, its spill-over effects, and on people's efforts to counter such trends worldwide during the CoronaVirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) outbreak for future alarms against racism and xenophobia.


We define Sinophobia as racist or xenophobic sentiments against China, Chinese culture, or people of Chinese heritage. During the COVID-19 outbreak, however, we also see anti-Asian racism as a spill-over effect of Sinophobia since many racist cases explicitly or implicitly regard certain cultural practices or people of East Asian features as "Chinese."

As Sara Ahmed puts it, "How a world is shaped is memory." Therefore, we need to record, remember, and carry on.

After all, what affects you affects me. Fear and discrimination will not take us far.

If you have any question or information to share with us, please do not hesitate to contact us at We will update on a regular basis.