At least two journalists who worked for Chinese state-controlled media came to the United States as visiting students and became organizers for a progressive activist group behind the “Stop AAPI Hate” movement, running outreach efforts to shape the political opinions of first-generation Chinese-American immigrants in California.
Stop AAPI Hate has been described as a nonprofit that started aggregating hate incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders after a virus that originated in China began to spread worldwide. But a Daily Wire investigation found that it is tied to longstanding far-left groups that some community members say oppose Asians’ actual interests, including Stop AAPI Hate’s fiscal sponsor, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA).
The San Francisco-based CAA has advocated for affirmative action in school admissions, a policy that could sharply curtail the number of Asians at rigorous universities. It was part of a campaign coalition that recently pushed a California ballot measure that would have allowed affirmative action. Known as Proposition 16, the