For a number of years Chinese government operatives are kidnapping and forcibly repatriating people they consider Chinese nationals (some of them are citizens of other countries) to mainland China.
China’s global kidnapping campaign has gone on for years in many countries of the world, including Vanuatu and Fiji, according to the article by Zach Dorfman for the Foreign Policy magazine.
“One of the first cases to spark debate dates to 2005, when Chen Yonglin, a Chinese diplomat who had defected to Australia, accused security forces of having drugged and kidnapped Lan Meng, the son of a former deputy mayor of Xiamen, five years earlier. Lan was allegedly drugged by Chinese security forces and transported from Australia back to China on a state-owned shipping vessel,” the article states.
“Chen confirms his account of Lan Meng’s rendition, citing numerous conversations about such abductions with Chinese military, intelligence, and diplomatic officials during his tenure at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He says while in office, he heard of at least one other Chinese-sponsored seizure in Australia, as well as one in New Zealand. Chinese operatives also performed similar kidnappings in Vanuatu and Fiji during this period, he says.”