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China Opens Police Station In Nigeria, Lesotho, Others

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The Chinese government has set up “overseas police stations” in Nigeria, Lesotho and other countries across across the world, to keep track of its citizens abroad.

The Chinese Communist Party called them, “110 Overseas Police Service Centres” to “crackdown on all kinds of illegal and criminal activities involving overseas Chinese.”

According to human rights watchdog Safeguard Defenders in its latest report, ‘110 Overseas Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild’, the stations were established across Africa, Europe and America, among others.

“Rather than cooperating with local authorities in the full respect of territorial sovereignty, it prefers to cooperate with (United Front-linked) overseas ‘NGOs’ or ‘civil society associations’ across the five continents, setting up an alternative policing and judicial system within third countries, and directly implicating those organisations in the illegal methods employed to pursue ‘fugitives’”, said the rights watchdog.

Apart from Nigeria, other African nations China has set up its international ‘police stations’ are Lesotho and Tanzania, the report disclosed.

As part of a massive nationwide campaign to combat fraud and telecommunication fraud by Chinese citizens living abroad, Chinese authorities claimed that from April 2021 to July 2022, 230,000 nationals had been, “persuaded to return” to face criminal proceedings in China, explained the report.

China’s official statements detailed the use of depriving suspects’ children of the right to education back in China and other actions against relatives and family members in a full-on “guilt by association” campaign.

In a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, Jinping said corruption, “is a cancer to the vitality and ability” of the Communist Party and “fighting corruption is the most thorough kind of self-reform there is,” adding that as long as “the breeding grounds and conditions for corruption still exist, we must keep sounding the bugle and never rest, not even for a minute, in our fight against corruption.”

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