‘Overseas police stations’ set for driving licenses renewal; no Chinese police work there: Chinese FM
Published: Nov 02, 2022 08:43 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian


The "overseas police stations" are places without a single Chinese police where overseas Chinese citizens work as volunteers to provide driving licenses renewal and physical examinations services to local Chinese, said Chinese Foreign Ministry when asked comments on the move in which the Dutch government asked to close the "Chinese police stations" in Netherlands.

On the Wednesday regular press conference of Chinese Foreign Ministry, an AFP reporter asked China's comment on the Dutch government's decision, questioning whether China has declared the police stations to the Dutch government and whether it has violated the diplomatic norms.

"According to what we know, the 'overseas police stations' you mentioned are not police stations nor police service centers, but are places to help overseas Chinese nationals in need of access to the platform to have their driving licenses renewed and receive physical examinations," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian.

"The relevant services are done in places provided by enthusiastic overseas Chinese groups. The volunteers are all local overseas Chinese and none of them are Chinese police. We wish the parties concerned not to make unwarranted exaggeration", said Zhao.