By Eric Vandenbroeck and co-workers

Chinese Spy Operations

It started when the U.S. Justice Department unveiled a slate of indictments against 13 Chinese nationals accused of spying on behalf of Beijing. The indictments also charged seven Chinese citizens with participating in a scheme to force a Chinese-born U.S. resident living in New York to return to China. Which used a “global extralegal effort” on the part of the Chinese government known as “Operation Fox Hunt,” Garland said, referring to a worldwide effort launched by Beijing in 2014 to force fugitives, dissidents, and whistleblowers to return to China.

This included Chinese police stations. For example the former office of the America ChangLe Association, described by US authorities as a Chinese secret police station masquerading as a social gathering place, in New York’s Chinatown. The station, in New York’s Chinatown, was allegedly run by Beijing’s Ministry of Public Security to track Chinese dissidents. This way the Ministry of State Security (MSS) could lure in foreign friends from the highest levels.

Jeremy Daum, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale University, notes that in China, “local governments are given space to experiment radically in implementing mandates from above”.

Laura Harth, the campaigns director at Safeguard Defenders, says the stations are “only the tip of the iceberg in much wider transnational repression campaigns”.

Earlier in 2023 40 Officers of China’s National Police Charged in Transnational Repression Schemes were targeting U.S. Residents.

In other cases people wanted by the Chinese government have simply disappeared from overseas locations, only to turn up in Chinese custody. Such operations often require the cooperation of third countries.

Below see the  Chinese spycraft Jiangnan Social University operated by the Ministry of State Security (MSS) of the People's Republic of China. The school was intended to be an annex of the University of International Relations but instead has become an MSS training facility. It is located adjacent to Yinshan Lake in SuzhouJiangsu province, an hour's drive from Shanghai.

In part five we also included the unlikely relationship between the Nanshan Guanyin project and the Ministry of Public Security, a counterpart to the MSS that carries out counterintelligence work.

More recently defendants were Accused of Creating Fake Social Media Accounts to Harass PRC Dissidents and Working with Employees of a U.S. Telecommunications Company to Remove Dissidents from the Company’s Platform.

Beijing’s most acute worry is that the U.S. and its allies could choke China off from technological know-how vital for economic and military growth. Chinese spies are challenging the C.I.A. by deploying artificial intelligence and other advanced technology as the two nations try to pilfer each other’s trade secrets.



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