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France apologizes for robbing of Chinese official

05-16-2010 08:44 BJT

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France's Foreign Ministry has apologized to China over a mugging involving a senior Chinese official in Paris on Saturday.

The apology came after reports of Monday's attempted robbing of Uyunqimg, Vice Chairperson of the NPC Standing Committee. Robbers attacked the senior official's car and tried to take her belongings as she was traveling to the Charles de Gaulle airport. No one in the car was hurt and no articles were lost due to the quick response of accompanying security guards.

French authorities launched an investigation and vowed to severely punish the robbers. French National Assembly Speaker Bernard Accoyer has written to Uyunqimg to express his sympathy.

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