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Germany Urges China to Shut Secret Police Outposts in Berlin

  • Countries have been in talks about the issue since November
  • Beijing denies claim, instead acknowledges “service stations”
Chinese and German flags fly in Beijing
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Germany has called on China to close illegal overseas police stations that German authorities suspect are being used by the government in Beijing to control and intimidate Chinese expatriates living abroad.

Germany has been in talks with the Chinese government since November about shutting down the operations, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Andrea Sasse told reporters in Berlin on Monday.