The spread of Chinese overseas police service stations around the world raises concerns among human rights campaigners.
The Chinese government is opening illegal police posts all over the world. China claims that these posts are capable of cracking down on global and multinational crimes. These checkpoints have been opened in many countries around the world including developed countries like Canada and Ireland. According to local media reports, Fuzhou has established informal police service stations affiliated with the Public Security Bureau (PSB) across Canada. At least three of these stations are located in the Greater Toronto Area only.
The presence of similar Chinese police posts has also come to the fore in Dublin, Ireland. These outposts are not only illegal but have been set up to antagonize China’s adversaries. Not only this, but with the help of these police posts, the Chinese government is also influencing the elections in the respective countries. Furthermore, these stations are controlling the activities of the Overseas Chinese Diaspora and espionage cases have also been reported.
The Fuzhou police says it has already opened 30 such stations in 21 countries. Other Chinese cities and provinces also operate their own stations.
The police stations are set up to help Chinese citizens living abroad file local police reports and aid in other bureaucratic processes. According to Chinese state-affiliated media, the “Police service stations” force alleged Chinese criminals to be sent back to China. The organization Safeguard Defenders claims that over 230,000 people have been sent to China through these unofficial negotiations.
110 is the emergency phone number in China, much like 911 and 112 in the US and EU respectively. The Fuzhou city police operation out of Fujian province uses the name “110 Overseas” for its campaign, while other police jurisdictions uses different names.
The spread of the police stations
The presence of these stations all over Europe and in Toronto (Canada) and New York (USA) has left security experts bewildered. Countries like Ukraine, France, Spain, Germany, and the UK have such arrangements for Chinese Police Stations. The leaders of most of these countries question the rise of China and its worsening human rights records on public platforms and are themselves a part of that issue. Following is a map of publicly documented Overseas Police Service Centers from Fuzhou
County and Qingtian County.
In the Global South the presence of these stations can be seen in Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Nigeria, Tanzania, Lesotho, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Brunei and even Japan!!
Details of the Police Stations
|France||Paris||19 Avenue De Choisy 75013, Paris France||0783316666 0783725555|
|France||Paris||26Rue De Ballon Noisy Le Grand, Paris||698109872|
|Spain||Madrid||Calle Amor Hermoso 30 Bis, 28026 Madrid, Spain||+34646606919 +34688178178|
|Spain||Madrid||Calle Baco 7 Pbj Torrejon De Androz, Madrid||0034-698783555|
|Spain||Barcelona||Calle Industria T9 08025, Barcelona Spain||0034+696070988|
|Spain||Valencia||Calle Pelayo 16 102 46007, Valencia, Spain||962507368 650486098|
|Canada||Toronto||2537 Warden Ave, Scarbourovgh On Canada M1w 2h5||64773511002|
|Canada||Toronto||1/2 Unit, 220 Royal Crest, CT, Markham, Ontario.||6477037666|
|Canada||Toronto||9glaceportcreshkrkham. On. L, 6c3c3||6472893333|
|Brazil||Sao Paulo||Rua Carnot Street 549, Canindé 2, Building No. 4||005511 977777190|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||Gabriela Mistral 5452||1124649998|
|U.S.||New York||107. E Broadway #3a New York Ny 10002||19173798023 212-966-9977|
|U.K.||London||3rd Floor 2 The Arcade 32- 34 High Street London CR0 1YB||0044-7999319999|
|U.K.||London||49 Watford Way, London, Nw4 3jh U.K.||02070606899|
|U.K.||Glasgow||417 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3lg, Glasgow, U. K.||7833224886|
|Hungary||Budapest||Cserkesz Utca 37, Ungarn, Budapest||15980648361|
|Greece||Athens||Agisilaou 29-Athens-Greece 104-36||00306939330888|
|Lesotho||Marseille||Masowe 1, Maseru Area 100, Lesotho||0026656757777 +26657870887|
|Nigeria||Benin City||Yongxing Steel Co. Ltd. Ogua Community, Off Sapele Road Bypass, Pipe Line Road, Benin City, Edo. State. Nigeria||08156566666 08156658888|
|Uzbekistan||Syr Darya||Syrdaryo District, Syrdaryo City, Bunyodkor District, Teachers’ Street, 58 Juy||998999168888|
|Czech Republic||Prague||Lipova 8, Praha 2||222543589|
|Mongolia||Ulaanbaatar||No. 97g-3, Tula River Street, Factory, District 19, Han Ula District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia||99975866|
|Chile||Vina Del Mar||Von Schroeders 403, Sea Vineyard Chile||0056-999-666666|
|Portugal||Porto||Rua F Lot 12a Arvore Industrial Zone 4480/623 Vila Do Conde Porto Portugal||965625197|
|Portugal||Madeira Island||Rua Comandante Comacho Dei 5. 9350-208 Rbeira Brava||929165908|
|Ecuador||Quito||Av. Gonzalez Suarez N27-142 Quito Ecuador||0999161065|
|Brunie||Bandar Seri Begawan||Ground Floor, The Crowne Princess Complex, Lane 1, Jalan Laksama Abdul Razak, Town Seri Begawan BA1712, Brunei Darussalam||13923197181|
|Japan||Tokyo||T101-0024 Izumi Kanda, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan 2-27 Machi Jumura Kaikan||0081-80-7202-8899|
|Netherlands||Rotterdam||Van Der Slysstraat 370, Rotterdam||+31611333666|
|Ireland||Dublin||27 Capel Street, Dublin, 1.Ireland||00353-0879413643|
These police stations cause internal security concerns for the whole world and a threat to sovereignty of the concerned nations.