Meet­ings planned with US on Chi­nese fugi­tives

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The Min­istry of Pub­lic Se­cu­rity said it will hold sev­eral bi­lat­eral meet­ings with the US Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion and US Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment this year, to dis­cuss repa­tri­at­ing Chi­nese fugi­tives from the US and con­fis­cat­ing their ill-got­ten funds.

“We are ne­go­ti­at­ing with our US coun­ter­parts with views to law ap­pli­ca­tion and col­lect­ing or trans­fer­ring the ev­i­dence of some ma­jor cases un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” said a state­ment from the min­istry dur­ing a two-day sem­i­nar be­tween China and the US on hunt­ing the fugi­tives. The sem­i­nar con­cluded in Beijing on Jan 16.

Re­cently, the US has be­come one of the most popular des­ti­na­tions for cor­rupt Chi­nese of­fi­cials and direc­tors of ma­jor State-owned com­pa­nies to flee to, trans­fer­ring large amounts of funds through money laun­der­ing and un­der­ground banks.

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