Chinese New Yorkers have called on elected local officials to do something to end the soaring cases of violence against Asians in the Big Apple.
The Chinese community is very disgusted and sad in the Saturday incident when a deranged homeless man shoved an Asian woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train in Times Square.
Wai Wah Chin, charter president of the Chinese-American Citizen’s Alliance of Greater New York described the incident as horrifying and hope this incident will never happen again.
“This is horrifying. It’s a horrible attack on yet another one of our citizens,” Chin said.
According to reports, the anger of the Chinese community on the soaring cases of violence against Asians in NY was felt in the mayoral race last November.
Sources said one Manhattan Chinatown election district flipped from blue to red in November, while GOP mayoral challenger Curtis Sliwa beat Democrat and citywide winner Eric Adams in 10 assembly districts with large Asian constituencies.
“Our party better start giving more of a s–t about #aapi (Asian-American Pacific Islander) voters and communities,” Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) tweeted on election night in response to Sliwa’s victories.
Aside from the rise of crimes against Asians, Asians in NY are also disgusted by the anti-business mandates, festering homelessness issues, and crumbling public education.
The city’s decisions to phase out its Gifted and Talented program also angered Asia parents since the move will harm their high-achieving kids.
Moreover, it was also learned that soft-on-crime policies, including those authored by new Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, also worry the NY Asian communities.
The Asians in NY hope all their concerns will be addressed by the elected officials asap.