(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The FBI raided a New York Chinatown building late last year in a mission to stop a secretive CCP police force accused of collecting intelligence on Chinese immigrants and harassing those who opposed the dictatorial communist regime.
An office on the third floor of the six-story building that was raided housed a Chinese outpost that, according to federal agents, was conducting police operations without jurisdiction or diplomatic approval from the U.S. officials, according to the Daily Wire.
The FBI counterintelligence agents conducted the raid in conjunction with the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, as a way to stop communist China’s global efforts — called “Operation Fox Hunt” — to surveil its citizens and hunt down those who oppose the regime overseas and force them to go back to China.
When confronted with the fact that it has police centers all around the world, CCP officials claimed that the centers were not designed to spy on Chinese people overseas and crush dissidents, but rather offices where volunteers help people obtain things like a driver’s license.
The New York Times reported that numerous accounts from inside China showed that Chinese officials bragged about how the country’s “overseas police service centers” are effective. The Times reported that many of these reports were deleted from China’s internet.
It is even worse in Europe. In Hungary, Chinese communists didn’t even try to cover their motives, until one Hungarian lawmaker pointed out that there was a police center that was openly called “Qingtian Police Overseas Service Station.” Only after the lawmaker pointed that out, the communists took down the signs.
“The Chinese government wants to have more influence and to extend their transnational policing,” Chen Yen-ting, a Taiwan-based researcher, said.
“It’s a long-arm power to show their own citizens inside China that their government is so strong. We have the power to reach globally, and even if you go out, you’re still under our control.”