[Ed. – Come on, Europe. You can only get so pathetic.]
Italian police in Milan and Rome are currently being flanked by several police officers from the People’s Republic of China, as an “experiment” in cooperative law enforcement.
In this first trial run, the agents of the Chinese Police will remain in Italy only a month. During the first days of their effort the Chinese have accompanied officers from the State Police in the two metropolitan areas where there is a strong concentration of the Chinese community, namely Milan and Rome.
During the second half of the month, the Chinese officers are accompanying members of the local Police force. …
The project aims to “increase the sense of safety of Chinese tourists who come here,” said Alfano, who hopes that in the future, they will be able to “extend the patrol to other cities.”