China asks France to thoroughly investigate police shooting of Chinese person

Feng Xue
By Feng Xue
March 28, 2017China News
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China’s Foreign Ministry said on March 28 it has summoned a French diplomat in response to a Chinese person being shot dead by police in Paris.

According to China’s state media, the Chinese national was killed on March 26 after a conflict with police, though no further details are provided.

The shooting sparked protests the next day, with about 100 Chinese people gathering in front of a police station in Paris.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China asked France to thoroughly investigate the incident and take effective measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens on France.

The ministry has summoned in a French diplomat to lodge official communications and will continue to pay attention to developments and protect the safety and rights of Chinese people in France, Hua said in a daily news briefing.

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