Report: China Running Secret Police Station in Israel

By Hamodia Staff

YERUSHALAYIM – Israel has been named as one of 53 countries around the world in which China maintains secret overseas police stations to monitor political dissidents, according to new information released by a Spanish-based human rights group.

In an update this week to a previous report, Safeguard Defenders alleged that Beijing runs a secret site in Israel, where as in other countries, it exists to “harass, threaten, intimidate and force targets to return to China for persecution.”

The mention of Israel was based on a Chinese news site linked to the Communist Party of China reporting that “Xu Weisong from the Israeli workstation” contributed to a work meeting of the Nantong overseas police. Further evidence was not provided.

The group says it found evidence that China was operating 48 additional police stations abroad since the group first revealed the existence of 54 in September.

A 33-page reports claims that a Chinese citizen was coerced into returning home by operatives in a Paris suburb, in addition to an earlier disclosure that two Chinese exiles were forcibly returned from Europe – one in Serbia, the other in Spain.

Beijing has denied the allegations.

Its Ministry of Foreign Affairs told CNN in November: “We hope that relevant parties stop hyping it up to create tensions. Using this as a pretext to smear China is unacceptable.”

Beijing said the facilities referred to are administrative centers, set up to help Chinese expatriates with tasks like renewing their driver’s licenses.

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