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hinese tourists in Croatia will be in for a surprise
when they see police from their homeland patrolling the streets this summer.上海千花坊品茶微信
For the second year running, Chinese law enforcement officers will be jo
上海千花坊ining their fellow professionals in the popular Balkan tourist destination on the streets of the
capital Zagreb, the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, tourist resort Zadar and Croatia’s biggest county, Lika-Senj.
Croatia has been running the Safe Tourism Season project since 2006 when officers from Hungary became the first forei上海千花坊品茶微信
gn law enforcement officials invited to take part. Since then, more than 800 officers from 19 countries have come to assis
上海千花坊品茶微信t their Croatian counterparts at the height of the tourist season, undergoing special localized training before starting patrols.
In addition to the helpful presence of fellow Chinese officers on the s
treets, Chinese tourists will also be able to benefit from special telephone support line
s set up in the regions where the visiting police are deployed, with compatriots answering calls.上海千花坊
In 2018, there were six officers from China and this year there will be eight.
上海千花坊品茶微信Croatia, which was part of the former Yugoslavia, is proving an increasingly popular destination for Chinese visitors.
In the first half, there has been a 53 percent year-on-year rise in the number of Chinese vis
itors to the ancient Roman port of Split, and a 20 percent increase in numbers going to Zagreb.上海千花坊
“Chinese tourists are mostly interested in historical and cultural monume
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International police organization Interpol has praised the Safe Tourism Season initiative as an example of the be
st international police practice, and China’s ambassador in Zagreb, Xu Erwen, said the inclusion of Chinese po上海千花坊品茶微信
lice in the project confirms the two countries’ traditional friendship and cooperation.上海千花坊
A generation on from the brutal war that broke out in the aftermath of the collapse of the for
mer Yugoslavia, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula are proving to be of increasing interest to China in a variety of ways.