Safeguard Defenders, a Europe-based human rights organization, published a report in September revealing the presence of dozens of Chinese police "service stations" in major cities around the world, including New York.
China's Embassy in Washington acknowledged the existence of volunteer-run sites in the United States, but said they were not "police stations" or "police service centers.".
"They are not police personnel from China.
The Embassy did not respond immediately to a Reuters request for a list of the sites.
Republicans in the U.S. Congress, including Representative Jim Banks, have requested answers from the Biden administration about the operations of the sites.
Mark Clifford, president of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation, said such stations needed to be "stopped in their tracks.".
"By allowing the CCP to operate these types of institutions in their countries, international governments are complicit in Beijing's actions," Clifford said. »