A man yelled, 'Hey, Chinese!' at the lone Chinese international student before battering her several times in the face and stomach.
The Chinese teenager, who said she had been a victim of discriminatory abuse in the past, managed to break free from her attacker and run home.
But police are desperate for witnesses after she required hospital treatment for a badly bruised and swollen face. The Plymouth University student, who does not wish to be named, had been at a city nightclub with friends and was walking home alone through Armada Way when the attack happened.
She said she was speaking on her mobile phone when a man approached her aggressively, then physically assaulted her.
The young woman, a second-year biomedical science student, said: "I was walking along looking at the floor so I didn't really see much that was happening around me."
"Some guy just came up and said, 'Hey, Chinese!', then he punched me on the left side of my face. It was more than one punch. I actually blacked out for two seconds, and he punched my stomach right away...At that point I pushed him away and I ran to my place."
The young victim, who lives close to the scene of the attack, said she had been subjected to "a lot of discrimination" in the past, and had tried to ignore it.
But she added: "Afterwards, right away, I was really scared. I was freaked out.
"I'm lucky that he didn't break anything."
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