Monday, October 17, 2022

The Expanding International Reach of China's Police

 The Center for American Progress published in October 2022 a comprehensive report titled "The Expanding International Reach of China's Police" by Jordan Link.  

The report maps the universe of China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) overseas activities, which fall into broad categories of unilateral actions, bilateral engagement, and multilateral engagement. Under President Xi Jinping, the MPS has significantly expanded its overseas activities, increasingly using security cooperation as a tool to expand its influence and shape global norms.

The Ministry's global efforts to implement the Communist Party of China's (CPC) directive to "actively build a law enforcement security cooperation system with Chinese characteristics" pose significant challenges to the United States and other liberal democracies.  The MPS operates under the CPC's own definitions of the rule of law and terrorism, which depart from globally established norms.