Safeguard Defenders, a non-profit organization focusing on human rights, published a revised version of its investigation report on China’s police stations overseas. The revised numbers show that China has established at least 102 police “service centers” in 53 countries outside of China. Beijing uses these police stations to carry out suppression activities over China’s own citizens in foreign countries. However, these operations are illegal and violate the state sovereignty of the hosting countries.
Italy has 11 of China’s police stations, the largest number among all countries. Canada has five. The U.S. has at least four, two in New York, and one in Los Angles. There is also one at an unknown location.
The governments of the Netherlands and Ireland have demanded that China close these illegal operations in their countries.
1. Epoch Times, December 9, 2022
2. Turkish Radio and Television Agency, December 6, 2022