Rick Scott sounds alarm about Chinese cops on U.S. soil
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Scott wrote the FBI Director about "rogue operations by CCP-affiliated groups in our country."

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is demanding an investigation of Chinese police stations on U.S. soil after reports of such in recent months.

In a Friday letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the Florida Republican urges  “immediate action and coordination between the FBI, State Department and local law enforcement” to “end these illegitimate and illegal operations and provide the American people with full transparency” about so-called “overseas police service centers.”

Scott’s letter responds to reporting by Safeguard Defenders, a human rights group whose stated mission is to “to support the survival and effectiveness of civil society and HRDs in some of Asia’s most hostile environments, including China.”

The Senator condemns “shocking evidence of Communist China carrying out illegal, transnational policing operations across 53 countries, including the United States, targeting overseas critics of the CCP for harassment, threats against their families in China and ‘persuasion’ to get them to return home.” One of these police centers is in New York City, Scott notes.

“Established under the guise of helping Chinese nationals living abroad with administrative paperwork and travel, the stations operated by CCP front groups are actually helping to track and return Chinese nationals to China for criminal prosecution,” Scott asserts.

“These extraterritorial police actions by the CCP violate United States sovereignty and pose a grave threat to our national security.  I ask that you notify state and local law enforcement agencies of the presence of these rogue operations by CCP-affiliated groups in our country,” Scott urges Wray.

The Senator also urges FBI coordination with the U.S. State Department to catalogue on a website a “list of countries where similar CCP-operated ‘overseas police service centers’ are known to exist so that Americans can make informed decisions prior to traveling abroad.”

Scott’s concerns actually track with those of FBI Director Christopher Wray, who told the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in November that the FBI was aware of these extraterritorial enforcement arms and was concerned.

“To me, it is outrageous to think that the Chinese police would attempt to set up shop, you know, in New York, let’s say, without proper coordination,” he told the committee, as quoted by the BBC. “It violates sovereignty and circumvents standard judicial and law enforcement cooperation processes.”

“It’s a real problem and something that we’re talking with our foreign partners about, as well, because we’re not the only country where this has occurred,” he added.

In addition to the New York operation, Chinese police have a similar operation in Toronto, Canada.

Reuters notes that Scott’s concern about extralegal Chinese enforcement mechanisms stateside and elsewhere tracks with similar warnings from the House of Representatives expressed in a letter last year, including Florida’s Rep. Mike Waltz as one of the signatories.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Ronald Crump

    January 14, 2023 at 8:55 am

    Me and all my leftist pals welcome the CCP police. They will punish all the Jan 6’ers, save our democracy, and make all us leftists overlords over all the MAGA scum in our re-education labor camps. We will be making Apple products in our labor camps here in the CCP/USA and me and all my leftist pals will live like kings with our women under our thumbs.
    Oh yeah we will also save the planet, green new deal, dominate women, and make all the men in the labor camps/Apple products factorys get sex re-assignment surgury so me and my leftist pals will use them as our pervert toys. Welcome CCP set us free from nasty wasty MAGA Orange men. It’s great to be leftist. And y’all stop planting documents by Joe Biden’s Corvette. No Joke. Its great to be a leftist.

    • Bad workers

      January 14, 2023 at 9:49 am

      “We will be making apple products”

      Maga: but i don’t know how to make an iPad. I just use one
      CCP: you bad at Job! “Gunshot” lol

      • Ronald Crump

        January 14, 2023 at 10:00 am

        Thank you Comrad and future Leftist King we march together into our glorious leftist future.

  • Andrew T. Linko

    January 14, 2023 at 10:45 am

    I’m amazed after two decades of US company disinvestment in the USA and investing heavily in Communist China, the same companies the Senator and many GOP leaders campaign coffers are filled with, they ‘woke up’ to find dominance in the market of a Communist Country? Senator, let’s walk through your house and discover the majority of all of our consumer products and staples are Made in China. Where have you been for 25 years?

  • Stephen Servais

    January 14, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    The border is open, what do you expect!

  • PeterH

    January 16, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Dear Rick,

    How is that national strict immigration legislation coming along? Why is it that Republicans in Congress can’t seem to write comprehensive border legislation?

  • tjb

    January 17, 2023 at 5:39 pm

    Should the FBI also aggressively investigate the many domestic terrorist groups in the USA Rick?

  • Andrew Linko

    January 18, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Check his FEC reports, and the Corporations who donate to him have operations in Communist China. A ‘mirror’ is needed before you write about investigations!

  • Andrew Linko

    January 18, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    NRA is reported as a Russian asset since 2016 after the leader embezzled funds, Scott’s NRA money included in this Communist group?

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