Chinese ‘Illegal Agents’ Harassed and Targeted US Residents.

Nine individuals were indicted on July 22 on charges connected to their actions as “illegal agents” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), as part of an effort to intimidate a former CCP regime official to return to China from the United States. A previous criminal complaint, superseded by the present charges, had been filed in October 2020. The recent charges included Chinese prosecutor Tu Lan as a ninth defendant. Tu Lan had travelled to the US for the purpose of directing a harassment campaign and had further directed a co-conspirator “to wipe evidence.” The former Chinese municipal government official, called