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FBI worries about police stations

The US fears that the Chinese government is setting up unauthorized “police stations” in American cities, possibly to exert influence over US citizens of Chinese origin. “We are aware of the existence of these stations,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told a hearing of the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.“To me, it is outrageous to think that the Chinese police would attempt to set up shops – you know, in New York let’s say – without proper coordination. It violates sovereignty and circumvents standard judicial and law enforcement cooperation processes.” When asked whether such stations violate US law, Wray said the FBI is “reviewing the legal parameters.”

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