Houston is the most populous city in Texas, with a population of more than 2.3 million people. Just under 50% are non-English speakers, and Mandarin Chinese is the third most common non-English language spoken there, after Spanish and Vietnamese. The Ministry of Education has renewed a 3-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Houston Police Department to continue Survival Mandarin, a program that provides Mandarin training and greater multi-cultural awareness to local police officers. Dr. Yen-Yi Lee, Director General of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education of the Ministry of Education and Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner signed the renewal of the MOU in a virtual ceremony held on July 29, 2021.
|Robert Fu-wen Lo, Chief Troy Finner, and Dr. Yen-Yi Lee|