Chi­nese fugi­tives are at large in the US: Officials

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

More than 150 eco­nomic fugi­tives from China, most of whom are cor­rupt officials or face al­le­ga­tions of cor­rup­tion, re­main at large in the United States, ac­cord­ing to an of­fi­cial from the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity.

“The US has be­come the top des­ti­na­tion for Chi­nese fugi­tives flee­ing the law,” said Liao Jin­rong, direc­tor gen­eral of the In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Bureau un­der the Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity.

“We face prac­ti­cal dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting fugi­tives who fled to the US back to face trial due to the lack of an ex­tra­di­tion treaty and the com­plex and lengthy le­gal pro­ce­dures,” Liao said.

The Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity is at­tempt­ing to set up an an­nual high-level meet­ing with US ju­di­cial au­thor­i­ties, in­clud­ing the US De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, in a bid to ap­pre­hend more Chi­nese fugi­tives, Wang said.

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