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Racism against Chinese people in Paris?

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I realize this is a very broad general question but I am a chinese female from Canada who will be travelling alone to Paris for a few weeks in April.

Obviously, since Paris is a big city with many tourists, I didn't even think that racism would be an issue until a friend of mine mentioned that she got many stares (albeit discreet ones) from French people there either in the streets or shops. No, they weren't flirtatious ones nor were they openly hostile since France has apparently quite strict racism laws but she said they made her unpleasantly uncomfortable in a way she hasn't experienced before in any other country.

I'm a bit worried now since she's not the overly-sensitive or confrontational type so I was wondering if racism against chinese people is a real concern in Paris? I know the japanese culture is quite popular there but since i'm not japanese, I don't think that would help me.

I posted on another help site as well and one of the answerers said that when he and a group of his friends were in Paris, he was refused entry into some bars/restaurants while his friends (who were Caucasian) were allowed in. Whenever that happened, they all just went to a different restaurant. I'm already nervous about eating alone for 2 straight weeks and if this happens to me in front of everyone, it's just going to be humiliating.

Thanks for any advice!

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