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Chinese people stranded in Kyiv become target of Ukrainian anger

By Kathrin Hille

02 Mar 2022 · 3 min read

For hundreds of Chinese students in Kyiv, the sound of Russian artillery is not the only thing that makes them scared.

“I dread every time I have to go into the shelter because the locals are hostile now,” said a Chinese student at Kyiv university who only gave her surname, Wang. She said her “window panes rattle every time when something nearby is hit” and it was better to seek safety with local Ukrainians. “But that has now become very uncomfortable.”

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