FAST FIVE: China Has Set Up Dozens Of Unofficial Police Stations Around The World: Report
The report has identified 54 Chinese overseas police stations spanning 30 countries – which are under the jurisdiction of two local-level police services in China; the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, and the Qingtian County police in Zhejiang Province.
https://t.co/NEguhacBOf pic.twitter.com/fIKg06IGo0 – Safeguard Defenders (保护卫士) (@SafeguardDefend) September 23, 2022 More via the Epoch Times; Peter Dahlin, founder and director of Safeguard Defender and co-author of the report, says that following the release of his organization's findings, security police or related government agencies from North America and Europe have approached his organization asking “to sit down and have a briefing discussion” on the Chinese operations overseas.
More Locations While the Chinese authorities say these police stations are created to better serve its overseas nationals, the report noted that those stations have been used to “persuade” up to 230,000 Chinese nationals to “voluntarily” return to China to face criminal proceedings between April 2021 and July 2022.
Dahlin said the report came on the heels of another report by his organization, titled “Involuntary Returns-report exposes long-arm policing overseas.” That earlier report, published in January 2022, looked at the Chinese regime's claim in December 2021 that its Sky Net operations, along with partner Operation Fox Hunt, have successfully brought some 10,000 “fugitives” back to China from around the globe since 2014, when Fox Hunt was launched as part of Chinese leader Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign.
He noted that his organization has identified 22 cases of kidnapping.