- Over 40 Chinese security officers and their associates have been charged with discrediting American policies and setting up a secret police station in New York City.
- The officers allegedly worked to amplify messages on behalf of Beijing while making them appear to come from a range of American voices.
- Two New York City men were charged with opening and operating what investigators described as 'a police station' on behalf of the Ministry of Public Security in a building in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
- The defendants are believed to be overseas and face charges of conspiracy to transmit foreign threats and conspiracy to commit interstate harassment.
- This case highlights how Chinese authorities may have taken a page out of Russia’s playbook in using social media to push divisive messages within the US and sow discord.
U.S. Arrests Two, Charges Dozens for Alleged Illegal U.S. Activities by Chinese Security Agents
US prosecutors have charged over 40 Chinese security officers and associates for discrediting American policies and setting up a secret police station in New York City.