A GOP congressman expressed concern that the FBI either cannot or will not answer whether they knew about secret Chinese police stations in the U.S. before a report by a nonprofit group.
House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) shared the concern on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" on Friday.
Did they know about these illegal Chinese police stations on American soil before a nonprofit entity called it out⁉️ https://t.co/IKZSP3U3dI
— mark8989 (@mark89894) April 29, 2023
“Well, there [are] really two questions that we asked of the FBI, and they refused to provide answers or they couldn’t provide an answer: One is, did they know about these illegal Chinese police stations on American soil before a nonprofit entity called Safeguard Defenders released a public report identifying over 100 of these police stations around the world?" Gallagher said.
"And the second is, after we had discovered this one in the heart of Manhattan, are there other illegal police stations on American soil and what is the FBI doing about that? We had a briefing with the Select Committee on China. They could not answer these questions. We were very disappointed," he added.
After FBI busts Chinese ‘police station’ in NYC, six more exposed in US https://t.co/vjJXJbvkgM pic.twitter.com/CCIAUlGHFv
— New York Post (@nypost) April 18, 2023
"In addition to the Chinese police station above a noodle restaurant in Manhattan’s Chinatown, there is another station at an undisclosed address in New York City, as well as an outpost in Los Angeles, according to a new report by Safeguard Defenders," the New York Post revealed earlier this month.
"In addition to Los Angeles and New York, the nonprofit has found so-called “overseas service stations” in San Francisco and Houston as well as in cities in Nebraska and Minnesota," it added.
illegal #chinese police stations abroad:
"Chinese authorities claim that from April 2021 to July 2022, 230,000 nationals had been “persuaded to return” to face criminal proceedings in China"
(SafeguardDefenders investigation: https://t.co/UBV5VQZiu4) pic.twitter.com/bJ2XxuJ9B2
— Pᴀᴏʟᴏ Bᴜᴄᴄɪ (@paolobucci68) April 9, 2023
Safeguard Defenders believes 230,000 claimed fugitives returned to China between April 2021 and July 2022.
The report also documented, "The establishment of at least 54 police-run 'overseas police service centers' across five continents, some of which are implicated in collaborating with Chinese police in carrying out policing operations on foreign soil (including in Spain)."
The FBI clearly knew about the New York location involved in its recent investigation, but what about the others?
The agency has been unwilling to disclose details, leaving at Gallagher upset over concerns of additional Chinese police stations in America.
The news adds to other concerns about China's security invasion of the U.S., including national security problems with TikTok and the recent Chinese spy balloon over the U.S.