HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » FBI chief says China thre...

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:01 PM

FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday urged China-born people in the United States to contact the FBI if Chinese officials try to force them to return to China under a program of coercion that he said is led by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Wray issued the unusual appeal in an address to a think tank in which he reiterated U.S. charges that China is using espionage, cyber theft, blackmail and other means as part of a strategy to replace the United States as the world's dominant economic and technological power.

He said Xi has "spearheaded" a program called Fox Hunt aimed at strong-arming people born in China living outside of the country who are regarded as threats to return home in order to silence criticism of Beijing's political and human rights policies.

The families of those who refuse to return are threatened and some have been arrested in China "for leverage," he said

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/fbi-chief-says-china-threatens-families-to-coerce-overseas-critics-to-return-to-china/ar-BB16rwWa?li=BBnb7Kz

1 replies, 754 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply FBI chief says China threatens families to coerce overseas critics to return to China (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 7 OP
padah513 Jul 7 #1

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 01:43 PM

1. Jamal Khashoggi comes to mind.

I hope they don't return.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread