PARIS, March 28 (Xinhua) -- France on Tuesday affirmed that ensuring Chinese community's security remained the state's priority, after French police shot dead a Chinese national at his home in Paris, the French Foreign Ministry said.
"The security of all Chinese nationals in France is a priority of the (local) authorities," Romain Nadal, the ministry's spokesperson said at e-press briefing.
"Reinforced measures have been taken in recent months and all the arrangements are made to provide them with the best welcome and security conditions," he added.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called on the French government to protect its citizens who live in France and to shed "all the light on this affair."
On Sunday night, a police officer shot dead a Chinese national at his home in Paris after a neighbour called the police to report a domestic dispute.
According to French media, the policeman opened fire against "an assailant with scissors," who attacked the officer and injured him.
However, local Chinese reports, quoting a daughter of the man, said the 160-cm-tall man, a father of five children, did not attack the policeman at all.
"The (victim's ) family totally disputes this version of events. He didn't injure anyone, " Calvin Job, the defense lawyer was quoted as saying by local media.
The shooting on Sunday, triggered a protest of 100 members of the French-Chinese community who gathered outside a police station on the Erik Satie street of the 19th arrondissement to protest against the killing and demand reinforced security.