Axios: China’s consulates do a lot more than spy
Wed July, 2020, Age: 3 years
China’s consulates do much more than just spy. The U.S. ordered the closing of the Chinese consulate in Houston due to spying and intellectual property theft, but Beijing’s diplomatic outposts to control Chinese student and dissident groups. In addition, these consulates and embassies are used to track Uyghurs abroad, tracking dissidents and forcing some to return to China, where they are placed in mass internment camps.