Beijing’s efforts to force the repatriation of Chinese migrants in Canada are a concern, says the RCMP Commissioner.


RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki states that efforts by the Chinese government to repatriate citizens against their will are becoming an increasingly problematic issue in Canada.

“It’s clearly a growing issue and we want to work with our international and domestic partners,” Lucki said. Said Globe and Mail for the January 21st report.

“Much is about awareness and education, because we want things to happen and people affected by them can feel at ease and report this without fear of retaliation.”

Lucky couldn’t talk about its breadth and depth while calling this problem a serious one.

Lucky says RCMP has a phone number that people of concern can call, but we don’t know how much it will use.

Mehmet Torti, Managing Director of the Uighur Rights Protection Project, has lost hope that the government will take the issue more seriously after repeated petition from the Uighur community and other groups of victims has leveled off. I told the Epoch Times.

“I have never seen a concrete and concrete solution or measure taken by the government,” he said.

Tohti quoted last month when he said his phone and his legal adviser’s phone were hacked by a suspected Chinese agent, trying to report harassment through a legal route to his personal experience. .. After nearly three hours on the phone, various agencies and units called each other and his lawyer was unable to submit a report through RCMP, CSIS, or other channels.

Tothi said the hotline Lucki mentioned was for general national security issues, and despite repeated calls from Chinese Canadian groups to set up direct telephones in China. He added that he was not solely focused on reporting harassment from the Communist Party (CCP).

“Canada has nothing to report such abuse by the Chinese government, which is where we are now,” Toti said.

Lucky comment is new Report By the Spanish NGO Safeguard Defenders, it delves into Beijing’s strategy to repatriate the “fugitives”.

“After Xi Jinping came to power, the Chinese Communist Party claimed that about 18,000 officials had fled the country,” a report released on January 18 said.

Xi became Secretary-General of the CCP, Chairman of the Central Military Commission in 2012, President in 2013.

“Since then, the number of asylum seekers in China has increased by about 700%. Skynet and Foxhunt, a sub-operation, were launched with the aim of deporting Chinese to trial and signed by Xi Jinping. The report states that it plays an important role in the “anti-corruption” campaign.

By the end of 2021, more than 120 countries, many of them successfully returned 10,000 to Canada, Australia and the United States, according to data from the Chinese government, according to Safeguard Defenders.

According to the report, Beijing has rare legal means, such as extradition, and uses a variety of methods to repatriate the target.

These measures include “tracking the target’s family still in China. Sending police and agents abroad on illegal missions to intimidate and return the target. Use of direct kidnapping.”

The report mentions cases in Canada, including the case of Xie Higashi, a former Chinese Supreme Court judge who criticized China’s judicial system after moving to Canada. He was accused of corruption and asked to return home, but after refusing, his family in China was detained and persecuted. Still, the Chinese government was unsuccessful in its return efforts.

The report also said Canadian authorities had worked with Beijing in the past to assist them and police in conducting “negotiations” with targets to persuade them to return to China.

Noe Chartier

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NoƩ Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter.