TORONTO, ON, CN- Why would China be opening police stations on Canadian soil ostensibly to keep watch over Chinese-Canadians? Inquiring minds want to know.
According to the National Post, there are three addresses in Toronto which have been registered as "service stations" which are operated by the Fuzhou Public Security Bureau, a police force active in the Chinese metropolis of Fuzhou.
The Asian human rights group Safeguard Defenders revealed the Chinese presence in a newly published report.
According to Beijing, the stations are in place simply to assist former Chinese citizens for tasks such as renewing driver's licenses, which seems a bit difficult to believe, given the interest China typically has in conducting surveillance of Western nations.