Chinese police’s overseas NY outpost could be a tool for sabotage in the US: expert


In September, Chinese authorities opened 110 police service centers outside mainland China, including New York City, according to security policy experts. espionage activity.

Frank Gaffney, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, said that as part of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) global cross-border repression, these service centers are being used as tools to conduct espionage and subversive operations. said it could become

“The Chinese aren’t just forcing people to go back to China and stand trial, they’re directing them to do other things: espionage, recruitment, influence operations, sabotage, subversion, etc. It’s possible,” Gaffney said. Focus program will cover NTD news.

He said they were the kind that needed to be “guaranteed not to continue.”

Gaffney described the administration’s policing as “a means of reaching out to individuals trying to rescue and return wherever they are, and not just touching but hanging them.” [them] A house that faces prosecution there for whatever reason.

230,000 forced repatriation

In his opinion, with such a vehicle, the regime could also “force foreigners who come to China to suffer whatever fate the CCP thinks”.

“Approximately 230,000 people have been forced back to China,” Gaffney said, referring to reports of more than 110 police service centers operating in 30 countries on five continents. “That alone is an extraordinary indictment of what these service centers actually do.”

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Gaffney believes this activity likely violates U.S. law, given that there are no reciprocal agreements allowing the FBI to operate in China.

“I believe it is not coming from foreign countries, let alone hostile foreign countries like the Chinese Communist Party, in our country, not from our own law enforcement agencies,” he said. said. He said.

He also pointed to a book entitled “Unrestricted Warfare” written by two Chinese colonels in 1999. How can you wage war against us.

“It has taken the form of economic warfare, political warfare, information manipulation, subversion, threats to power grids, and especially biological warfare,” Gaffney said.

‘We really need a course fix’

Given the threat it posed to America, Gaffney urged a speedy closure of the operation in New York and an immediate investigation to ascertain its nature.

The survey asked, “Have the Chinese been given any authority to allow them to do this? If so, on what grounds, and under what restrictions? Are there any oversights?” he said.

“Is there a question of who knows about these operations? What do they know about them? Is this being done with the permission of the Biden administration?” he asked.

Gaffney said the U.S. needs to put pressure on other governments to stop their activities in their own countries, particularly in Canada. “If allowed to continue, we could very easily find an operation to reach our country,” he said.

Gaffney pointed to a policy of engagement with China’s communists that he said President Ronald Reagan opposed during his presidency.

“We are still grappling with what Ronald Reagan faced in 1980: a policy of detente or engagement with this enemy, because he recognized it as a doom formula. ‘ pointed out Gaffney.

“We really need a course correction on this one,” he insisted.

“This Chinese Communist Party is not only a deadly threat to us, but a terrifying and deadly threat to its own people.”

“We should outlaw it and oppose that influence operation at every turn,” he said. We must strive to help the Communist Party of China come to an end as soon as possible at the hands of the Chinese people.

“It’s in the best interests of all of us for that to happen,” Gaffney said.

Hannah Ng


Hannah Ng is a reporter covering US and Chinese news. She holds her Master’s Degree in International and Development Economics from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences.

Tiffany Meyer


Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD’s China in Focus.