The Chinese government has established police stations in Nigeria and more than 20 other nations across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, in what could be considered as a massive campaign to combat the rising instances of fraud and telecommunication crimes by Chinese nationals living abroad.

This is contained in an investigative report titled, ‘110 OVERSEAS: Chinese Transnational Policing Gone Wild’.

The Chinese Police Station, also known as the “Service Station,” is situated in Benin City, Nigeria, as well as two other African nations: Maseru, Lesotho, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Among the others are 35 service stations spread throughout 16 nations in Europe, 10 stations across 6 nations in America, and 5 stations across 5 nations in Asia.

Chinese authorities allegedly stated in an investigation report by Safeguard Defender that between April 2021 and July 2022, 230,000 citizens had been “persuaded to return” to China to face criminal charges.

The report stated that with the program, which began in 2018, the Chinese government designed and established overseas Chinese police “service stations” and national police emergency phone numbers.

According to the report’s citation of Li Riqin of the Minqing County Procuratorate in Fujian, “The procuratorial job involving overseas Chinese is long-term. To standardize methods including information sharing, legal publicity, joint visits, and joint meetings, the procuratorial office and overseas Chinese should work closely together and improve communication.