In Rogue One, Jyn and Cassian visit Jedha City which is packed with crowd. There were pilgrims and other spacefarers from all over the galaxy, but the humans, who appeared to be native citizens to the city, were mostly portrayed by Asian people. And I don't mean only Chirrut and Baze, but also the crying girl, and her mother, and the old ladies, and a number of more.
Did this casting have a special meaning? The previous question pointed out the connections between Rogue One and The Hidden Fortress, so maybe this is somehow related to that.