Chinese fugitives are at large in the US: Officials
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.