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China Opens Dozens Of Police Stations Around The Globe To Monitor Citizens Abroad

John Galt

Updated: October 3, 2022

Nashville
Editor’s Note:

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you think the government is generally intrusive and coercive enough as is, then what would you say if we suggested adding China’s secret police to your heap of burdens? Yes, we’re talking about Chinese police divisions actively operating in the US; specifically, 54 “police stations” in 30 countries, including the US. Europe happens to host the bulk of the stations. If you’re thinking that these stations constitute a violation of international law, many argue that they are. In the US, China has one station in NYC, and we’re wondering how many more are going to pop up or operate under the radar. Interestingly, it really gives a whole new meaning to “deep state.” But don’t worry, they’re policing limits are restricted to Chinese nationals…so they say. Seriously though should Americans be worried? And what is the Biden administration doing about this cancerous foreign intrusion which, obviously, constitutes a potential national security crisis?

China has opened dozens of "overseas police service stations" around the globe to monitor its citizens living abroad, including one location in New York City and three in Toronto.

"These operations eschew official bilateral police and judicial cooperation and violate the international rule of law, and may violate the territorial integrity in third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing mechanism using illegal methods," reads a report by Safeguard Defenders, a human rights watchdog, released earlier this month.

The report, titled "110 Overseas: Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild," details China's extensive efforts to combat "fraud" by its citizens living overseas, in part by opening several police stations on five continents that have assisted Chinese authorities in "carrying out policing operations on foreign soil."

Europe is home to most of the police stations, with locations spread across the continent in places such as London, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Athens, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt. North America is also home to four of the stations, with three locations in Toronto and one in New York City. In all, there are 54 such stations in 30 different countries.

The report details how China has attempted to "combat the growing issue of fraud and telecommunication fraud by Chinese nationals living abroad," running operations that have resulted in 230,000 Chinese nationals being "persuaded to return" to China "voluntarily" over the last year to face criminal prosecution.

The Chinese government has claimed that the stations provide vital services to its citizens living abroad, though the report notes that many of the services are those that would be traditionally carried out by an overseas embassy. Instead, the report argues that the stations have been used to enhance China's overseas law enforcement capabilities in possible violation of international law.

The report also outlines the potential human rights abuses associated with the stations, including using harassment and intimidation methods, such as threatening the family members of the overseas citizens. The stations have also served as centers to spread Chinese government propaganda and monitor the behavior and opinions of Chinese nationals.

"As these operations continue to develop, and new mechanisms are set up, it is evident that countries governed by the standards set by universal human rights and the rule of law urgently need to investigate these practices to identify the (local) actors at work, mitigate the risks and effectively protect the growing number of those targeted," the report concludes.

Originally published on Yahoo News.

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