Japan is also investigating the existence of Chinese secret police stations

A Chinese police officer prevents a journalist from taking pictures in Beijing (Reuters)

Government Japan This Thursday indicated that it is I search possible The presence of alleged secret police stations in China on its territorywhose existence was denounced by the Spanish-based NGO Safeguard Defenders.

Japanese authoritiesCollect and analyze informationExecutive spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno said at a press conference when asked by the media on the subject.

“Currently, it is very important for Japan to show its clear position to China It would be unacceptable for there to be activities that violate our sovereigntyMatsuno said, adding that Japan “will take all necessary measures while the situation is cleared up.”

“We will take all necessary measures to clarify the situation,” he added.

Since Safeguard Defenders first announced in September that There are 54 of the so-called “110 police stations”. (Baptized as such by the NGO according to the phone number to contact the police in China) In different countries, the group has denounced There are an additional 48, some of which will be in Japan.

It is assumed that these police stations are intended to implement a Track Chinese residents in at least 53 countries sometimes to Try to come home Some are according to the NGO mentioned above.

Police officers stand guard in the ancient city of Kashgar, Xinjiang (Reuters)
Police officers stand guard in the ancient city of Kashgar, Xinjiang (Reuters)

Safeguard Defenders asserts that through these police stations, the Beijing authorities have helped “convince” some 230,000 overseas Chinese citizens, many of them accused of fraud, to return to their home countries.

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The Chinese government has categorically denied the accusations of the advocates of preventive measures, asserting that these offices were set up to expedite all kinds of bureaucratic procedures for its citizens abroad, especially due to the delays caused by the epidemic in public administration.

“China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference in foreign countries’ internal affairs, strictly abided by international law, and respected the judicial sovereignty of each country,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning Thursday. “Simply put, the so-called Chinese police stations abroad do not exist.”

Safeguard Defenders alleged in a September report that police in the Chinese city of Fuzhou had set up a Service station in Tokyo. The group said in a follow-up report that police in the Chinese city of Nantong have another such station somewhere in Japan.

South Korean authorities are investigating allegations of similar activities in that country, according to a news agency report. Yonhap.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry in Seoul declined to comment directly on the report, but added, “We are communicating with relevant countries to ensure that the activities of foreign agencies in our country respect our national laws and international standards.”

Chinese station operating in Hungary without the knowledge of the local government (AP)
Chinese station operating in Hungary without the knowledge of the local government (AP)

in a Latin americaTwo stations stand out Ecuador, one in Quito, the country’s capital and the other in Guayaquil. At the same time Chili pepper One such office is registered in the coastal city of Viña del Mar, very close to the capital, Santiago.

In the case of the Atlantic side of the southern cone, there are three more stations, two at Brazillocated in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, while in the capital ArgentinaBuenos Aires, there is also the presence of one of these Chinese police stations.

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(With information from EFE and Reuters)

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