China surveils minorities, threatens those who discuss Tibetans or Uyghurs

China has employed surveillance tactics against its minorities living abroad, with the intention of intimidating, blackmailing, and coercing them.

Those who have spoken out against the Chinese Government’s repression of minority groups like Uyghurs, Tibetans, and political dissidents have received such threats.

In response to cases of coercion against minorities seeking asylum in the Netherlands, representatives from various minority groups, including Uyghurs, Moroccans, Iranians, Turks, and Tibetans, met with officials from the Ministry of Justice & Security and Ministry of Social Affairs on April 20th.

What more?

During the meeting, the alliance members discussed China’s foreign interference and its threats against members of their respective communities living in countries like Turkey, China, and Iran.

Tsering Jampa, the Secretary of the Tibet Support Group, also inquired about the closure of Chinese police stations in the Netherlands.

The NCTV confirmed the closure of two Chinese police stations in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

They also discussed the establishment of a Reporting Centre, where individuals who feel threatened can report through the police or municipality.

The Centre will analyze the reports and take action, including providing protection to those who are threatened. The Ministry of Social Affairs is preparing a plan for this.

Chinese Police

Source: UPI.com

The discovery of six Chinese spy bases by the US followed the FBI’s bust of a Chinese ‘police station’ in New York City, as reported by the New York Post.

Two alleged Chinese operatives were arrested in Manhattan earlier this week, and with the assistance of the FBI, a hidden “police station” was shut down.

Lu Jianwang and Chen Jinping, both New York residents, are facing charges for conspiring to act as agents of China and obstructing justice.

Safeguard Defenders spokesperson reported that there are more illegal Chinese organizations present in the US, including four listed by China’s public security authorities and four overseas Chinese service centers manned by UFWD networks.

Safeguard Defenders’ recent report reveals the existence of Chinese police stations, known as “overseas service stations,” in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Nebraska, and Minnesota.

More about the stations:

These stations, operated by the Chinese Communist Party through the United Front Work Department (UFWD), are tasked with spying on Chinese nationals around the world. Beijing, however, denies running these stations and characterizes them as “service centers” for overseas Chinese nationals.

According to the report, these police stations operate in at least 100 countries, including the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Allegedly, non-profits and community associations are being used by the police stations to spy on dissidents and others while they hide.

The Chinese government uses “Chinatowns” in various cities across the globe to carry out covert activities, as it is apprehensive about its citizens going rogue in foreign countries.

Chinese security agencies actively intimidate dissidents abroad to prevent international embarrassment on human rights issues and quash any signs of rebellion.

Last month, Canadian police launched an investigation into two sites near Montreal suspected of being Chinese police outposts.

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