From Michael Rubin's LA Times column:
Googling this comes up with nothing; I can't find a single primary source to confirm this. Of course, it's plausible -- probable, even -- that China would export its techniques of governmental repression. That's what the CCP would call, "non-interference in the internal affairs of other states".
Until I hear of more evidence though, I'm filing this one under, "Believable, but not verified."