Chinese Ambassador to France Zhai Jun(L) meets with Paris police chief Michel Cadot in Paris, capital of France, April 1, 2017. French prosecutors have pledged that the judicial inquiry into a deadly Chinese man shooting case will be handled "with the greatest transparency" and should result in a fair and fast conclusion, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said here Saturday. (Xinhua/Han Bing)
PARIS, April 1 (Xinhua) -- French prosecutors have pledged that the judicial inquiry into a deadly Chinese man shooting case will be handled "with the greatest transparency" and should result in a fair and fast conclusion, Paris police chief Michel Cadot said here Saturday.
Liu Shaoyao, a 56-year-old Chinese man and a father of five children, was shot dead by police in his apartment in Paris last Sunday. The incident sparked outrage and aroused protests by the Chinese community in Paris.
Progress has been made jointly by France and China to improve the security climate of Paris, Cadot said after a work meeting with Chinese Ambassador to France Zhai Jun as well as representatives of Chinese nationals.
Cadot said the atmosphere of the talks is "very constructive." He also expressed condolence to Liu Shaoyao's family.
Cadot stressed that the Paris police will considerably increase security measures to guarantee that Paris is one of the safest destinations of Europe to Chinese tourists.
To achieve this common objective, the Paris police and the Chinese embassy have an "old, excellent and real trust" relationship in solving concrete security problems, he said.
Zhai said China hopes that the judicial inquiry launched by the French side on the truth of Liu Shaoyao's shooting to death case will lead to a "fair and understandable" conclusion and the China-France relationship can continue to move forward in a good way.
"We want to believe in the sincerity of the French side in investigating the case of Liu Shaoyao, and we appreciate the security measures launched by France, particularly by the Paris police," said Zhai.
China has paid attention to the fact that the French government and the Paris police have repeatedly stated that the safety of the Chinese in France is a priority, and "we hope that these words will be effectively applied," said the ambassador, adding that the efforts made by the French side to improve the safety of the Chinese in Paris have been in Beijing's eyes.
China also hopes that the police in Paris will respond in a reasonable manner to the reactions of the Chinese community following the shooting to death of Liu Shaoyao, said Zhai, who also called on Chinese nationals in Paris to express themselves "in a legitimate and reasonable way."
The Paris police headquarters said Saturday in a statement that to facilitate communication between tourists and the authorities in Paris, a digital complaint system with an integrated translation module is being developed, which is expected to be put into use this summer.
During the tourist season, an urban supervision center will be set up to operate video surveillance cameras and 131 new video protection devices will be added to the 216 cameras already present in the main tourist areas, according to the statement.