A secret Chinese Police Station run by the Communist Chinese regime in New York has been closed following the raid by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
America ChangLe Association, which operated in Manhattan, New York was raided by the FBI last fall. The organization’s leader, Lu Jianshun, aka Jimmy Lu, was questioned about a suspected office on the third floor, News 18 reported.
It was reported in the Daily Mail that a Chinese outpost was located on the third floor of the building that also held an engineering firm, an acupuncturist, and an accounting firm.
The third floor was a secret Chinese police station staffed by “illegal cops” who monitored Chinese people who went against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the US.
In an email to Epoch Times, the FBI has confirmed that the covert police station has been closed.
“The FBI has confirmed that the ‘overseas police station’ in New York linked to Fuzhou has closed,” a State Department spokesperson said in an email.
“We continue to be concerned about PRC [People’s Republic of China] transnational repression efforts around the world and are also coordinating with allies and partners on this issue.”
Several news outlets have reported that there are currently one hundred similar overseas police stations in countries like Japan, Italy, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic.
“We are aware of reports regarding alleged PRC ‘overseas police stations,’” the agency said.
“We take this issue very seriously. Establishing so-called overseas police stations without the invitation or approval of the country in which they are operating raises serious issues of respect for the sovereignty of that country.”
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Chinese authorities maintain that the facilities, which operate in 53 nations, assist Chinese immigrants in foreign nations with tasks that would normally be handled by a consulate, such as renewing driver’s licenses and visas.
However, the stations have been linked to the CCP’s United Front Work Department, an agency that works to advance the regime’s interests abroad by spreading propaganda, conducting foreign influence operations, suppressing dissident movements, gathering intelligence, and facilitating the transfer of technology to communist China.
As such, many nations have voiced concern that the facilities are a threat to national security and a violation of sovereignty.
Irish, Canadian, and Dutch officials have called for China to shut down similar police operations in their countries. Likewise, FBI Director Christopher Wray has characterized them as a violation of U.S. sovereignty.
The Gateway Pundit reported last year that US citizen and four Chinese intel officers were charged with acting as Chinese secret police to harass, stalk, and spy on US residents critical to China.
“According to court documents, Wang Shujun, 73, of Queens, New York; Feng He, aka Boss He, of Guangdong; Jie Ji, of Qingdao; Ming Li, aka Elder Tang and Little Li, of Guangdong; and Keqing Lu aka Boss Lu, of Qingdao, allegedly participated in an espionage and transnational repression scheme in the United States and abroad,” the DOJ announced.
Shujun Wang was also arrested in March 2022 and charged with acting as an agent of the PRC government, criminal use of means of identification and making materially false statements in connection with his participation in a transnational repression scheme orchestrated by the MSS.
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