District Chairman Kenneth Li, members of the District board of directors and other local officials discussed local Chinese-Americans’ relations with the surrounding Houston community — including anti-crime partnerships with the Houston Police Department — with two diplomats from the People’s Republic of China’s embassy in Washington, D.C.

Seated, from left: Lian Shuyu, embassy first secretary; Annie Li of Houston’s Chinese Civic Center; Zhong Ruiming, embassy minister counselor and consul general; an interpreter; Tiffany Zhang of the Civic Center. Standing, from left, HPD Lt. Kevin Gallier; state Rep. Gene Wu of Houston, HPD Asst. Chief Ban Tien, County Commissioner Jack Cagle, Chairman Li and board members Stephen Le Jr. and David Peters.