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Report: China’s unofficial ‘police stations’ operating under the radar in London, other parts of the world

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  • Spain-based nonprofit Safeguard Defenders released a report on Sept. 12 accusing China of setting up unofficial police stations in London and other parts of the world.
  • According to the report, China has set up 54 “overseas police service centers” worldwide operated by Chinese community groups associated with the Chinese Communist Party.
  • The centers, dubbed the “110 overseas service stations” after the country’s police emergency phone number, provide assistance to Chinese nationals residing abroad in handling paperwork.
  • The growing number of such informal police stations comes amid accusations that Beijing has been harassing political dissidents living abroad.
  • “In general, these stations have both a good and a bad purpose,” Safeguard Defenders Director Peter Dahlin was quoted as saying. “They are there to help say Chinese tourists who get into trouble, they can act as a liaison with the local police, they can help out, basically. The problem is they are not properly registered as [agents for the police] in these different countries.”
  • So far, 36 stations have been built in 16 European countries, including France, Spain, Britain and Germany, while the rest can be found in the Americas, Asia and Africa.

Informal police stations operated by Chinese community groups associated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have sprouted in London, a new report claims. 

China has reportedly set up 54 “overseas police service centers” worldwide as part of its growing international network of CCP-backed agencies built in recent years, according to Spain-based nonprofit Safeguard Defenders.

All-AAPI musical about Tiananmen Square protests begins rehearsals in New York

  • The rehearsal for “Tiananmen: A New Musical,” a rock musical that criticizes the Chinese government’s massacre of students at the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, is underway.
  • The musical stars an all-Asian American and Pacific Islander cast, and is being directed and choreographed by veteran Broadway actor Darren Lee, with Wu’er Kaixi, a Chinese dissident who led a group of students to protest on Tiananmen Square in 1989, serving as the production’s conceiver and creative consultant.
  • “‘Tiananmen’ is a brave and necessary work to remind us all of the hinge of world history that happened in Tiananmen Square at a time when China is trying to erase all that happened there from memory,” Lee, a Chinese American, said.
  • The rehearsals kicked off in New York on Tuesday with two dramatic reading performances set to take place on Sept. 20.
  • "Tiananmen: A New Musical" will premiere at the Phoenix Theater Company in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 6, 2023, before going on a five-week regional tour with hopes of taking the rock musical to Broadway.

Rehearsals for “Tiananmen: A New Musical,” a rock musical critical of the Chinese government’s massacre of students at the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, have begun.

The rehearsals kicked off in New York on Tuesday with two dramatic reading performances set to take place on Sept. 20. “Tiananmen: A New Musical,” which has a stage production budget of $750,000, will premiere at the Phoenix Theater Company in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 6, 2023, before going on a five-week regional tour with hopes of taking the rock musical to Broadway.

Chinese researchers develop AI that can read minds and determine party loyalty, report reveals

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • Chinese researchers have reportedly developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can read the minds of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials and determine their level of loyalty.
  • In an experiment, the software analyzed brain signals, facial expressions and skin electrical responses from subjects who sat in front of kiosks and watched CCP-related content.
  • The technology rendered a “loyalty score” based on metrics such as “emotional identification” and “learning attentiveness.”
  • A report about the AI posted on July 1 was reportedly pulled after eliciting public outcry.

Chinese researchers have reportedly developed artificial intelligence (AI) that can read the minds of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials.

A video report detailed the software’s features and attributed it to the Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center, a relatively new institute focused on health and environment, energy research, information management and artificial intelligence.

Republican bill seeks to ban Chinese communists from owning land in Arizona

arizona ccp bill land
  • Republican lawmakers in Arizona have advanced a bill that will ban the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its members from owning any land in the state.
  • The legislation, introduced by State Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff), was inspired by a similar bill in Texas that prevents businesses from China, Russia, Iran and North Korea from accessing the state’s electrical grid.
  • While the bill gained traction on a party-line vote, at least one Republican senator suggested that there should be a distinction between the Chinese government and CCP “members.”
  • As of early 2020, Chinese interests owned about 192,000 acres of land in the U.S., according to the Department of Agriculture.
  • The bill is expected to be further developed before it heads to Arizona’s Senate body.

A bill that seeks to bar the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its members from owning any real estate in Arizona is gaining momentum in the state’s legislature.

Senate Bill 1342, introduced by State Sen. Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff), was passed by fellow Republicans on a party-line (5-3) vote in the Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

Scientist pleads guilty to stealing Monsanto trade secret for Chinese government

MONSANTO HQ Employee Steals U.S. Intelligence
  • Xiang Haitao, 44, stole copies of a predictive algorithm from a software that aims to improve farming productivity.
  • Xiang worked for the St. Louis based firm Monsanto and its subsidiary, The Climate Corporation, between 2008 and 2017.
  • He faces up to 15 years in prison, $5 million in fines and a term of supervised release not exceeding three years.

A man from China is facing up to 15 years in prison after admitting to stealing a trade secret from Monsanto, an international agrochemical firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked as an imaging scientist from 2008 to 2017.

Xiang Haitao, 44, is charged with stealing copies of the company’s “proprietary predictive algorithm” known as the Nutrient Optimizer, according to the Justice Department.

China ‘modified’ weather to create clear skies for CCP anniversary parade, new study says

China Weather Modification

China reportedly used weather modification technology to clear Beijing’s skies for the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) centenary earlier this year.

Making it rain: Scientists from Tsinghua University suggested that the Chinese government conducted a cloud-seeding activity the day before the CCP’s 100th-year celebration in Tiananmen Square on July 1, reported South China Morning Post.