Consulate General in Chicago urges US to protect Chinese citizens, slamming violence that killed a Chinese student
Published: Nov 11, 2021 12:49 PM
People holding signs take part in a Stop Asian Hate rally in Chinatown of Chicago, the United States, on March 27, 2021.   (Photo :Xinhua)

People holding signs take part in a Stop Asian Hate rally in Chinatown of Chicago, the United States, on March 27, 2021. (Photo :Xinhua)

China's Consulate General in Chicago urged the US to take concrete measures to protect Chinese citizens. This comes after a 24-year-old Chinese student was killed in a violent attack and shooting in Chicago recently.

In a notice published on its official website on Thursday, the Consulate General strongly condemned the killing of innocent people and urged the US to investigate the matter and make any related information public as soon as possible.

The Consulate General also reminded Chinese citizens, including Chinese students, to pay close attention to the security situation in the place where they are living, pay attention to the safety warning information issued by the local government in time, avoid going to unsafe places, further raise the risk awareness, strengthen safety precautions, and ensure their own safety.  

Surnamed Zheng, the recent graduate from the University of Chicago was killed among a series of violent attacks in Chicago on Tuesday, China Central Television (CCTV) reported.

Media reported that Zheng was robbed by an armed man, who shot Zheng in the chest and fled in a car. Three people including Zheng were killed and another five were injured in a series of shootings in Chicago on Tuesday.  

The University of Chicago confirmed in a statement that the victim was a graduate of the university and said it would cooperate with the Chicago Police Department to investigate the case and strengthen security patrols on campus. The university also urged anyone with information about the case to report and help police catch the suspect.  

China's Consulate General in Los Angeles also made public a notice on Thursday, reminding Chinese citizens to understand and strengthen prevention of public security risks in the US, after a Chinese scholar visiting the US was robbed at gunpoint in Los Angeles' Chinatown recently. 

The Consulate General in LA said recently incidents of discrimination and violent crimes against Asian-Americans have been frequent, and Chinese citizens have been the main victims. The Consulate General has asked the police to step up patrols and security protection in Chinatown and other Chinese communities.

Global Times