The Canadian Mounted Police are “actively investigating” the alleged existence in the country of Chinese “police stations”as he acknowledged this Thursday to the news agency EFE a police spokeswoman.
The Canadian Mounted Police added that is working with police forces from other countries, as well as intelligence servicesincluding those of the so-called “Five Eyes” (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada), to respond “to all threats to national security.”
On Monday, the US FBI announced the arrest of two people in connection with the operation of an illegal Chinese police station in New York.
According to the FBI, the police station worked under the orders of the Chinese National Police to monitor and harass residents of that country critical of the authorities of the Xi Jinping regime.
In this regard, the Canadian Mounted Police pointed out to EFE who recognizes that Canadian citizens of Chinese origin “are victims of the activities” of the alleged police stations that are being investigated.
“This or any other type of intimidation, harassment or attack of diaspora communities or individuals in Canada will not be tolerated.”added the police spokeswoman.
In September 2022, the Spain-based NGO Safeguard Defenders denounced the existence of alleged illegal Chinese police stations in various countries, including Canada.
Shortly thereafter, it emerged that Canadian intelligence services had warned the Government of Canada of Chinese interference in the 2019 and 2021 general elections.
Since then, Canada has hardened its relationship with the Chinese regime, branding the Asian giant a “disruptive” power.
Ottawa has appointed a special rapporteur who will investigate allegations of Chinese interference in elections and the political world.
In addition, it has denied entry into the country to a Chinese diplomat for considering that he was a “political agent”.
Last Monday, the United States Attorney’s Office announced the indictment of two people for opening and operating an illegal police station in Manhattan’s Chinatown (New York) that worked under orders from the Chinese National Police to monitor and harass residents. of that country critical of the Chinese authorities.
In another case, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York has charged another 34 alleged Chinese police officers with leading a “massive campaign” on social media with the aim of “threatening Chinese dissidents, amplifying divisions between Americans and undermine confidence” in the democratic process.
“In the heart of bustling Chinatown, in Lower Manhattan, a dark secret was hidden until several months ago, an entire floor of a building was housed and undeclared a police station of the Chinese National Police,” said the federal prosecutor. of New York District, Breon Peacein a press conference.
Peace cited that on at least one occasion, Chinese security forces asked one of the two defendants in this case, arrested this morning, to locate a pro-democracy activist of Chinese descent living in California.
The prosecutor said the two defendants admitted to deleting communications with Chinese police officials from their phones after learning that the FBI had opened an investigation against them.
The detainees are Lu Jianwang61 years old, and chen jinping59, both residents of New York.
(With information from EFE)
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