On November 17, sharing with lawmakers in the House Homeland Security Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that China’s regime established secret police stations in the United States, violating the U.S.’s sovereignty.

Wray said that the U.S. was aware of the existence of these stations, and he is very concerned about it.

The director added, “I have to be careful about discussing our specific investigative work, but to me, it is outrageous to think that the Chinese police would attempt to set up shop—you know, in New York, let’s say—without proper coordination.”

“It violates the sovereignty and circumvents standard judicial and law enforcement cooperation processes.”

According to the Epoch Times, the “police stations” that Wray mentioned are referred to as “service stations” by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Their supposed mission is to assist Chinese people in the U.S. with services such as renewing driver’s licenses.

However, in September, the human rights group Safeguard Defenders reported that these “service stations” are actually CCP police stations. 

These police stations carry out a range of activities, such as tracking, arresting, and extraditing people wanted by the CCP, including those who dissent from or oppose Xi Jinping.

Safeguard Defenders based in Spain said in the report the CCP’s de facto overseas police stations “violate the international rule of la w.”

They “may violate the territorial integrity in third countries involved in setting up a parallel policing mechanism using illegal methods.”

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