This information was given by Acting US Attorney Jacqueline M. Kasulis for the Eastern District of New York. “An unregistered, foreign agent is not allowed to secretly monitor US residents on US soil and their illegal conduct will be dealt with in accordance with US law,” he said.
What is Operation Fox Hunt?
According to the indictment, nine people took part in an international campaign to threaten, harass and monitor John Doe and his family in order to force them to return to China as part of ‘Operation Fox Hunt’. It is an initiative of China’s Ministry of Public Security, which seeks to trace Chinese alleged ‘runaway’ citizens and bring them back from abroad, including the US.
Operation launched in 2014
According to the information, Operation Fox Hunt was launched in the year 2014. It is also known as Operation Sky Net. It is claimed that through this 8 thousand people who fled abroad have been caught. It does not target murderers or drug dealers, but Chinese government officials and businessmen, some of whom have been accused of financial crimes. Many of these started a better life abroad. While many are considered dissatisfied with the government.