Sherry Chen and Joyce Xi, the daughter of Dr. Xiaoxing Xi, speak at the 2016 OCA National Convention
Sherry Chen and Dr. Xiaoxing Xi made national news when the Department of Justice (DOJ) imprisoned them on espionage charges and, after lengthy and expensive legal proceedings, dropped all their charges without any explanation. Aside from Chen and Xi, there have also historically been several other similar cases regarding Chinese Americans. OCA views these incidents as potential cases of implicit bias against Chinese Americans and is working to push forward with an independent review of both Chen and Xi’s cases to see if any racial biases were at play during any part of their case.
Additionally, OCA is working to ensure that the recent announcement by the DOJ to include implicit bias training as part of their enforcement training includes AAPI and specifically Chinese American scenarios.