French Embassy Urges Nationals to Stay Alert amid Recent Attack in China

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The French embassy in China called on French nationals in the country on Friday to be vigilant following the attack on a French citizen in the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai.

French Embassy Urges Nationals to Stay Alert amid Recent Attack in China

According to the embassy, on Wednesday, a man with a knife attacked the French national in Shanghai and was reportedly detained by the Chinese police soon after the incident. The embassy did not provide information about the victim's condition.

"In this context the embassy calls on French community in China to be highly vigilant," the statement published on the embassy's website read, Sputnik reported. 

The attack came few days after a Chinese citizen was shot dead following a standoff with French police in Paris on Sunday. The killing triggered rallies against police brutality and mass detentions.

Beijing voiced a protest to the French authorities over the incident on Tuesday, demanding to take steps to protect safety and rights of Chinese nationals in France.

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