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33,267 views • September 27, 2023
Inside China’s Secret Overseas Police Stations: Safeguard Defenders' Laura Harth
American Thought Leaders
Last fall, investigations by the nongovernmental human rights organization Safeguard Defenders revealed there were over 100 secret overseas Chinese police stations in at least 53 countries around the world. Last April, the DOJ announced two arrests in connection with one such station in New York City. In this episode, Safeguard Defenders campaign director Laura Harth breaks down how these Chinese overseas outposts control the Chinese diaspora and illegally repatriate people—by force. “You have a regime that is openly writing down that it is legitimate to engage in kidnapping to bring people back,” Harth says.