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Help! France to deploy cops from China to protect tourists, deter crime

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

French authorities have turned to Chinese police to help them protect tourist hot spots in the nation.

France's interior ministry announced Tuesday that the Chinese cops would be working in conjunction with the nation's own law enforcement agencies to better protect Chinese tourists, Agence France-Presse reported.

The move comes after a rash of muggings perpetrated against Chinese tourists last year, AFP reported. The exact number of Chinese cops that would be patrolling French streets was not disclosed.

More than one million Chinese tourists visit the European nation each year.

Paris authorities also dispatched about 3,000 "polite police" and a "politeness manual" to rid the nation's intercity trains of bad manners last year.

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