Chi­nese po­lice to help pro­tect tourists in Paris

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Un­armed Chi­nese po­lice are ex­pected to join French po­lice in pa­trolling Paris fol­low­ing re­cent at­tacks on Chi­nese tourists, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity.

“We are in dis­cus­sions with the French In­te­rior Min­istry and will re­lease more de­tails about the ar­range­ment later,” said a se­nior of­fi­cer from the min­istry’s in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion bureau, who did not want to be named.

It would be the first time that Chi­nese po­lice have ap­peared on streets abroad to help lo­cal of­fi­cers com­bat crimes tar­get­ing Chi­nese tourists, he said.

The un­prece­dented de­ploy­ment, mostly in Paris, would in­clude eight to 10 Chi­nese of­fi­cers pro­fi­cient in French. They will con­duct joint pa­trols with their French coun­ter­parts and help to com­mu­ni­cate with Chi­nese tourists who need as­sis­tance, the of­fi­cer said.

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