GOP Senators Call For Investigation Of ‘Overseas Chinese Service Centers’

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A group of GOP senators led by Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen demanding the investigation of  ‘Overseas Chinese Service Centers’ (OCSCs) housed within American-based nonprofit organizations.  The letter says, “Recent reporting indicates that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has secretly operated ‘service centers’ in seven cities across America — from San Francisco to Houston to Charlotte.”  While OCSCs say that they  “promote Chinese culture and assist Chinese citizens living abroad,” the letter claims that they coordinate with China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the Chinese national police agency. The letter states, “in April, the Department of Justice charged two New York City residents with operating an unauthorized MPS police outpost, which was ostensibly used to monitor and intimidate Chinese dissidents living in the United States.” The news comes as Microsoft says that Chinese hackers breached email accounts linked to government agencies in Western Europe