PHOTOS Public security ministry lodges protest at US prosecution of 40 Chinese police officers


Public security ministry lodges protest at US prosecution of 40 Chinese police officers

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22:47, April 26, 2023

China’s Ministry of Public Security has lodged a solemn protest to the US over its prosecution of Chinese law enforcement personnel, a spokesperson said at a press briefing in Beijing on Wednesday.

In April the US Department of Justice charged 40 Ministry of Public Security officers for their involvement in alleged transnational repression schemes.

(File photo: Xinhua)

“We firmly oppose the transnational repression maliciously concocted by the United States, the political manipulation carried out by US law enforcement departments with criminal cases as disguise and their cooperation with the US government to smear and slander China in the name of law enforcement,” said a ministry spokesperson on Wednesday. “The US law enforcement agencies claimed to be impartial, independent and not involved in politics, but this time its fabrication of three criminal cases, presumption of guilty conclusions and trumped-up charges has seriously undermined the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese citizens, which completely exposed its ulterior motive of the weaponization and politicization of law.

“China strongly condemns what the US law enforcement agencies have done, which went violently against basic facts, professional ethics and the spirit of the rule of law.”

China demanded that the US immediately stop “political manipulation and judicial bullying,” the spokesperson said.

“If the US side continues to insist on going its own way, China will resolutely counteract to the end,” the spokesperson said.

(Compiled by Wang Qingyou)

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