The FBI and the Department of Justice have announced the indictment of 8 Chinese operatives for trying to intimidate anti-China dissidents.
The operatives were reportedly operating in New York, New Jersey, and California.
According to Fox News:
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers announced an indictment of eight Chinese operatives accused of taking part in a widespread campaign to intimidate and coerce dissidents around the world that has reached U.S. soil.
During a Wednesday news conference, Demers stated that the alleged acts were part of China‘s Operation Fox Hunt, which the Chinese government claims is an international anti-corruption campaign, but the U.S. believes to be a plot to target political opponents and critics.
U.S. officials arrested five of the suspects — Zhu Yong, Hongru Jin, Michael McMahon, Rong Jing, and Zheng Congying — in operations carried out in New York, New Jersey, and California. The other three defendants, Zhu Feng, Hu Ji, and Li Minjun are believed to currently be in China.
“The Chinese government’s brazen attempts to surveil, threaten, and harass our own citizens and lawful permanent residents, while on American soil, are part of China’s diverse campaign of theft and malign influence in our country and around the world,” Wray said. “The FBI will use all of its tools to investigate and defeat these outrageous actions by the Chinese government, which are an affront to America’s ideals of freedom, human rights, and the rule of law.”
China tries to snuff out any and all criticism of the Chinese Communist Party. Their nefarious schemes and influence are far-reaching. This is evidenced in recent stories about alleged connections between the regime and the Bidens and previous stories about the influence the regime has over Senator Diane Feinstein.