Canadian police are “actively investigating” Chinese police stations in the country

This content was published on Apr 20, 2023 – 20:38

Toronto (Canada), April 20 (EFE). – A police spokeswoman told EFE on Thursday that the Canadian Mounted Police are “actively investigating” the alleged presence in the country of Chinese “police stations”.

The Canadian Mounted Police added that it works with police forces from other countries, as well as intelligence services, including the so-called “Five Eyes” (the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada), to respond “to all threats to national security.”

On Monday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of two people in connection with an illegal Chinese police station operation in New York.

According to the FBI, the police station operated under orders from the Chinese National Police to monitor and harass Chinese residents who were critical of the Beijing authorities.

In this sense, the Canadian Mounted Police told EFE that they are aware that Canadian citizens of Chinese descent “are victims of the activities” of the alleged police stations being investigated.

“This or any other type of intimidation, harassment or attack against diaspora communities or individuals will not be tolerated in Canada,” the police spokeswoman added.

In September 2022, the Spain-based NGO Safeguard Defenders denounced the presence of allegedly illegal Chinese delegates in several countries, including Canada.

Shortly thereafter, it emerged that Canadian intelligence services had warned the Government of Canada about Chinese interference in the 2019 and 2021 general elections.

Since then, Canada has strengthened its ties with China, describing the Asian giant as a “destructive” power.

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Ottawa has appointed a special rapporteur who will investigate allegations of Chinese interference in elections and the political world.

In addition, it refused entry to the country for a Chinese diplomat on the grounds that he was a “political agent”. EFE


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