19 May 2022
washingtonpost.com has posted an interesting article about the topic:
Five people have been charged with acting as Chinese government agents to spy on and harass residents of the United States who are critical of Beijing.
Key points of the content:
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have charged five people with stalking, spying on, and harassing U.S. residents who are critical of China, officials said Wednesday.
The five defendants are accused of assisting the Chinese government in harassing, stalking, and spying on Chinese nationals in Queens and elsewhere in the United States.
In one case, a defendant allegedly attempted to derail the congressional campaign of a U.S. military veteran who had been a student leader at the 1989 pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. The Chinese government brutally suppressed that protest.
“Transnational repression harms people in the United States and around the world and threatens the rule of law itself,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew G. Olsen. The department, he said, “will not allow any foreign government” to threaten the safety or impede the freedom of speech of Americans and people who come to live, work and study in the United States.
All the victims, he said, were targeted “because of their pro-democracy views.”
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