Comment for “Chinese police base operating in NY, two arrested, “also in Europe and Japan”, says NGO” [in Japanese]

On April 18, 2023, Asahi Shimbun introduced a comment by Dr. Maiko Ichihara, GGR researcher and professor of the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University. The professor commented on the article “Chinese police base operating in NY, two arrested, and “also in Europe and Japan”, says NGO.” This article concerns the arrest of Chinese Americans at an alleged “overseas police stations ” established in the U.S. by the Chinese government to monitor Chinese human rights activists. Professor Ichihara commented that criticism of CCP’s political repressive actions within China by democratic states is “naming and shaming,” which does not constitute a violation of sovereignty, while surveillance by the Chinese government outside of China is a use of force that exceeds the scope of sovereignty and is a serious problem that starkly differs from “naming and shaming.”