Outlaw Alliance: How China and Chinese Mafias Overseas Protect Each Other’s Interests

The rise of Chinese organized crime in Europe highlights its ties to the Chinese state, national security officials say. Recent cases show the suspected role of mobsters in Beijing’s campaign to repress diaspora communities and amass influence

China Europe Prato BarcelonaStation Officials of the municipal police in Fuzhou, China, (top center panel) hold a videoconference with leaders of Chinese immigrant communities who operate stations for the Fuzhou police force in five cities including Barcelona, Spain, (bottom left panel) and New York City (top left panel). Image via Fuzhou Public Security Bureau