Chinese police to protect Chinese tourists in Paris

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PARIS, France – This summer Chinese police will help patrol Paris tourist spots in an attempt to curb a rise in attacks on Chinese tourists, according to a source in France’s interior ministry.

Over one million Chinese tourists visit 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.

The number of Chinese visitors to France is expected to be given a boost this year because of events linked to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Paris and Beijing.