Chinese police to help patrol Paris streets: source
Published on May 7, 2014 12:46 AM
PARIS (AFP) - Chinese police will help patrol tourist destinations in Paris this summer after a rise in muggings and attacks on Chinese tourists, a source in France's interior ministry said on Tuesday.
More than one million Chinese visitors come to France every year and there have been concerns over a number of muggings and attacks against them.
In March last year, a group of 23 Chinese visitors were robbed in a restaurant shortly after they landed at Paris's Charles De Gaulle airport.
The ministry source said the Chinese police would help their French counterparts in Paris tourist spots but declined to give numbers.
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