Japan is also investigating the existence of Chinese secret police stations

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

Government of Japan He indicated that on Thursday Doing research Possible China’s alleged secret police stations are located on its territoryIts existence has been condemned by Spain-based NGO Safeguard Defenders.

Japanese authorities”Collecting and analyzing information”, when asked about this by the media, at the press conference, the executive spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno said.

“For now, it is very important for Japan to show its clear position to China We cannot accept the activities that violate our sovereignty”, Matsuno said, adding that Japan “will take all necessary measures when the situation is clarified”.

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

Since conservationists first announced it in September There are 54 of these called “110 Police Stations”. (Baptized like this by an NGO according to a phone number that calls the police in China) In various countries, the group has condemned There are an additional 48, some of which will be in Japan.

These police stations are said to have an enforcement purpose Tracking Chinese residents in at least 53 countries And sometimes Attempt to send back Some of them, according to the aforementioned NGO.

Police officers stand guard in the old city of Kashgar, Xinjiang region (Reuters).
Police officers stand guard in the old city of Kashgar, Xinjiang region (Reuters).

Through these police stations, Beijing authorities have helped “coerce” some 230,000 Chinese citizens abroad, many accused of fraud, to return to their home countries, security activists assert.

The Chinese government has categorically denied the security guards’ accusations that the offices were established to speed up all kinds of bureaucratic procedures for its citizens abroad, particularly because of the delays the pandemic has caused in public administration.

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“China has always adhered to the policy of non-interference in foreign countries’ internal affairs, strictly adheres to international law, and respects the judicial sovereignty of each country,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said Thursday. “So-called overseas Chinese police stations simply do not exist.”

The security watchdog said in a statement in September that police had set up a system in the Chinese city of Fuzhou. “Service Station” in Tokyo. Police in the Chinese city of Nantong have another such station somewhere in Japan, the group said in a follow-up statement.

A news agency reported that South Korean authorities are investigating similar activities in that country. Yonhap.

A spokesman for the foreign ministry in Seoul declined to comment directly on the report, but added: “We are in contact with relevant countries to ensure that foreign companies’ operations in our country respect our national laws and international standards.”

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

In Latin AmericaTwo stations stand out Ecuador, one in the country’s capital, Quito, and the other in Guayaquil. Meanwhile inside Chili One of these offices is registered in Viña del Mar, a coastal town very close to the capital Santiago.

As for the Atlantic side of the southern cone, there are three other stations, two in BrazilLocated in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo while in the capital ArgentinaBuenos Aires has one of these Chinese police stations.

(With information from EFE and Reuters)

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