For the past two years, I’ve been posting about China’s practice of hiring private investigators (PIs) to advance their transnational repression campaigns against Chinese dissidents legally living in the United States.
Yesterday, the New York Times reported on the related issue of Chinese Police operations all around the world, including New York City: “With F.B.I. Search, U.S. Escalates Global Fight Over Chinese Police Outposts.”
It sheds more light on how the Chinese continue to build an illegal enforcement infrastructure in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world to carry out their malign influence operations.
It should be another reminder to all private investigators to not be duped by Chinese-State requests to retain their professional services.
Previous IP Probe Blog Posts on the subject:
November 13, 2022: “New York Times Reports on Private Investigators Being Used to Spy on Dissidents in the U.S.”
August 31, 2022: “NPR Report Highlights Tactics Used by Chinese Spies to Harrass Chinese Dissidents in the U.S.”
July 22, 2022: “Private Investigators Are Routinely Contacted by Chinese Ministry of State securty (MSS) to Do Their dirty Work–UPDATE”
June 15, 2022, “Private Investigators Are Routinely Contacted by Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) to Do Their Dirty Work”
November 2, 2020, “U.S Private Investigator—Former Law Enforcement Officer—Arrested for Conspiring with Chinese Foreign Agents in an Illegal Chinese “Fox Hunt” Operation”
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