Last week, on the first day of the semester at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, racist flyers were found on buildings around campus telling Chinese students to stay out or get deported. This week, Chinese students at the University of Sydney have received a similarly warm greeting on the first day of their semester with the message “Kill Chinese” scrawled inside two bathrooms on campus right above a swastika.
The chilling messages were found on the walls of a pair of men’s restrooms, one inside the university’s international students lounge and the other inside the business school.
After the graffiti was found on Monday, the University of Sydney Union (USU) quickly released a statement on Facebook, declaring that it “does not tolerate racism in any of its form,” calling on students to notify the university if they spot any more graffiti.
According to SBS Mandarin, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has also expressed its concerns about the incident, uring Australian authorities to handle the case property and protect the safety and diginity of Chinese students in Australia.
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