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Asiatown to host town hall meetings on recent violent crimes

During the meeting, the community will also discuss strategies to enhance safety measures within the community.

Hong Kong Mall in Chinatown
Sara Willa Ernst
Hong Kong Mall in Chinatown

Houston’s Chinese community will hold two town hall meetings to discuss a recent spate of crime in Asiatown. The meetings are in response to a recent robbery and shooting incident.

The meetings will take place Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. Thursday’s meeting will be at the Chinese Community Center, and Saturday’s will take place at the Chinese Civic Center.

During the meeting, the community will also discuss strategies to enhance safety measures within the community. State Rep. Gene Wu, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, and HPD Assistant Chief Ban Tien will also be in attendance, answering questions.

The meeting will also be streamed on Zoom, for those who are not able to attend in person.

“We encourage all members of the Chinese community to actively participate in these town hall meetings to ensure their voices are heard, concerns addressed, and to collectively work towards building a safer environment,” Wu said in a statement.