US Warns China Over Use Of Covert Agents

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Washington next month.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Washington next month.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Washington next month.

The Obama administration has warned China over its use of agents on US soil to put pressure on Chinese expatriates, according to a New York Times report. Beijing is running a global campaign to repatriate Chinese fugitives and recover illicit funds, the newspaper said citing unnamed US officials. The alleged programme- reportedly codenamed Operation Fox Hunt by Beijing- is separate from China’s routine spying activities against the US. The New York Times said the undercover agents were working under the direction of China’s ministry of Public Security and probably entering the country on tourism or trade visas. Their tactics reportedly include threats to family members who remain in China. More than 930 suspects around the world have been repatriated to China since last year under the programme, the newspaper said, citing the ministry of Public Security. The fugitives sought under Operation Fox Hunt are believed to be prominent expatriates, sought for economic corruption or what China considers political crimes.

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