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Chinese Overseas Police a Tool for Influence Operations

Dr. John P. Sullivan


C/O Futures, LLC

Iris Report

28 Oct 2022

Recent news reports about ‘secret’ overseas Chinese police stations highlight the growing role of police in national security strategy. According to these reports, China has established a networks of informal, quasi-police stations in Europe and the Americas. In part these outposts serve as mechanisms for extending the reach of China’s ‘secret’ police. According to the reports, approximately 50 informal police outposts, ostensibly for liaison and outreach are now in operation.


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