France to help seize assets of corrupt officials
The French government will assist the Chinese judiciary by confiscating the illegal assets that corrupt officials have transferred to France, a senior official from the French Ministry of Justice said. France and China will share the seized funds.
Robert Gelli, director of the Criminal Affairs Department of the French Ministry of Justice, said that the ministry will strengthen cooperation with its Chinese counterparts to track down corrupt Chinese officials and uncover their transferred funds.
Last month, China and Australia agreed to enhance judicial cooperation on extradition of corrupt officials, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
Australian judicial authorities have a priority list of 100 suspected Chinese economic fugitives and they will conduct joint operations within weeks, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.