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China's offshore police 'service stations' fuel human rights concerns

Outposts seen serving intimidation campaigns against exiled activists

Police officers escort a group of Chinese nationals at an airport in Changsha, China, after they were extradited from Cambodia for suspected telecom fraud. (China Daily via Reuters)

TOKYO -- Chinese cities including Fuzhou and Qingtian have been quietly setting up "police service stations" outside the country, from Tokyo and New York to Amsterdam, ostensibly to offer assistance to compatriots living overseas.

Those outposts have come under the spotlight as concerns grow over their role in human rights violations against those who have fled China.

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