A Conversation with the Democratic Party: Chinese Americans & the 2016 Elections | Committee of 100

Ambassador Gary Locke and Raul Alvillar, the National Political Director at the Democratic Nastion Committee discuss the role of Asian Americans in the 2016 Federal Elections, and the Democratic Party’s engagement with Asian Americans as a voter group. Ambassador Locke explains the role of China in election campaigns, stating that, based on past data, 9% of all campaign ads will likely concern China, and most of them will be negative. The two discuss the prominence of China-bashing in electoral campaigns and the urgent need to end this practice.


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