Coronavirus fears, China-bashing cast pall over Chinese-Americans in United States

A photo of Chinatown gate in Washington DC. Small businesses in Chinese communities across the US are beginning to suffer as customers afraid of the coronavirus avoid them. ST PHOTO: NIRMAL GHOSH
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WASHINGTON - Mr John Chan, who owns a dim sum restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, is busy nowadays trying to get customers to come out and eat as usual at Chinese restaurants.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the continent in Los Angeles County, California, Dr Eugene Gu visited a Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel he knows well, and found it unusually empty - so empty that he could actually park nearby.

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