Silence. That is the public response of the Spanish government to a serious scandal that affects Spain's national sovereignty against communist China.
Communist China has 54 illegal police centers in 30 countries
On September 12, the Madrid-based NGO Safeguard Defenders published an investigation in which he uncovered that the communist dictatorship of China has 54 illegal police centers in 30 countries on 5 continents. These police centers act as police stations in China's Fuzhou and Qingtian counties. The investigation revealed that 230,000 Chinese citizens have been "persuaded" to return to their country by these illegal police centers.
Communist China's Methods of Forcing Its Citizens to Return
The methods of persuasion of that dictatorship include the denial of the right to education to the children who are relatives of the fugitives and other limitations to the members of their families. Methods to force such fugitives to return include punishing their relatives for "guilt by association", even when there is no suspicion that they have committed any crime, a practice similar to what the communist dictatorship of North Korea.
Safeguard Defenders pointed out that on September 2 of this year the Chinese communist dictatorship approved a law, which will come into force on December 1, in which it establishes total extraterritoriality over Chinese and foreigners worldwide to certain crimes (fraud, telecommunications fraud, online scams, etc.), meaning that China considers itself entitled to apprehend anyone accused of such crimes anywhere in the world. Instead of use international mechanisms of police or judicial cooperation, which provide control mechanisms to protect the rights of the detainee, including the right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence, the Chinese communist dictatorship uses the aforementioned methods of coercion to force them to return to that country.
Between April 2021 and July 2022, 230,000 Chinese have returned by these methods
The NGO has reported that between April 2021 and July 2022, and despite the restrictions of the pandemic, a staggering number of 230,000 Chinese citizens were forced to return to face possible criminal charges in China through these methods, which often include threats and harassment, both physically and online, both of fugitives in their countries of residence and of their family members residing in the People's Republic of China . Obviously, that dictatorship could also use those same mechanisms to persecute political dissidents abroad. In this way, not only the citizens of that country would be subjected to severe deprivation of fundamental rights: this program of illegal police stations implies turning communist China into a global dictatorship.
The illegal police stations of communist China in Spain
The Safeguard Defenders research has identified illegal police stations from communist China in four Spanish cities:
Significantly, Spain is the country with the most illegal police stations in communist China (nine in total). Italy, which is the second country with the most illegal Chinese police stations, has four.
The silence of the majority of the Spanish media in the face of this scandal
Interestingly, this investigation has been ignored by many Spanish media outlets, including local media in the aforementioned cities. The existence of illegal police stations of a foreign dictatorship in those localities, apparently, is not a matter of interest to those media. One might wonder how many of the media outlets that have silenced this investigation have advertising contracts with Chinese companies (remember that the Chinese Communist Party has committees in all the large multinationals in the country, which exercise political control over them).
Sánchez's silence and his cordial relations with China and the PCCh
Even more surprising is the absolute silence of the Spanish government of Pedro Sánchez in the face of this scandal. In the month and a half that has elapsed since the publication of that investigation, no member of the coalition government, formed by the socialists of the PSOE and the communists of United We Can, has made no statement in this regard. One of the few Spanish media that has addressed this issue, the newspaper El Correo, has indicated that the Spanish Ministry of the Interior "recognizes that it is investigating the matter, although it does not clarify whether it was previously aware of it, and uses these inquiries so as not to give details in this regard". Did the National Intelligence Center (CNI) not know of the existence of illegal Chinese police stations in Spain?
The permissiveness of the Pedro Sánchez government with the illegal activities of the Chinese police in Spain has a possible political explanation: the communist dictatorship of China maintains cordial relations with the PSOE and with the Spanish communists of the PCE (integrated into United We Can, Pedro Sánchez's government partner) for years, even before his arrival in government. In July 2015, the head of the Communication Department of the Committee The PCCh Central met with Pedro Sánchez in Madrid, when the current Prime Minister was in the opposition. The official Chinese agency Xinhua pointed out "Sánchez said that the PSOE attaches great importance to its relations with the PCCh [Chinese Communist Party], and it is precisely that during the PSOE government, Spain and China established the ties of the comprehensive strategic association ".
En noviembre de 2018, sólo unos meses después de la llegada del dirigente socialista al poder, Pedro Sánchez recibió en Madrid al dictador comunista chino Xi Jinping, en una visita de alto nivel en el que el presidente del gobierno español no dijo absolutamente nada sobre las violaciones de derechos humanos en China. Sánchez calificó el viaje a España el dictador chino como una "visita histórica" y como "una excelente oportunidad para estrechar los lazos comerciales y de inversión entre España y China". Los elogios del socialista español a esa dictadura comunista llegaron al extremo de decir que "China es un país prioritario, no solamente desde el punto de vista comercial, empresarial, sino también, desde el punto de vista afectivo y cultural".
It is worth wondering if the installation of these illegal police stations in Spain by Communist China was discussed on that visit, and if Pedro Sánchez gave his permission for it. In any case, the silence of the Spanish government in the face of this Chinese program is alarming and reveals something worse than mere sympathy between a government that calls itself democratic and a totalitarian regime.
Main photo: La Moncloa. Meeting between Xi Jinping and the President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, during a visit by the Chinese dictator to Madrid in 2018.
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