Chinese police to help protect tourists in Paris
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.