China seeks five top fugi­tives in the US

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Chi­nese law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties are work­ing with the United States on the cases of the five most-wanted cor­rupt Chi­nese of­fi­cials liv­ing in the US, a se­nior anti-cor­rup­tion of­fi­cial said.

China is seek­ing US ju­di­cial as­sis­tance in repa­tri­at­ing the five — four of whom are still at large — to China to face trial, said the se­nior of­fi­cial with the In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Bureau of the Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion.

“We are ne­go­ti­at­ing with our US coun­ter­parts on the five ma­jor cor­rupt fugi­tives, in­clud­ing Yang Xi­uzhu, who is sus­pected of il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion and is in cus­tody await­ing de­por­ta­tion pro­ceed­ings,” said the of­fi­cial, who re­quested anonymity. “And we have de­cided to con­duct joint in­ves­ti­ga­tions of the ma­jor cases.” Yang was a for­mer deputy mayor of Wen­zhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince.

He said that dur­ing the China-US Joint Li­ai­son Group on Law En­force­ment Co­op­er­a­tion meet­ing held in De­cem­ber last year in Beijing, the two coun­tries dis­cussed con­cerns about transna­tional crimes and agreed to work to­gether in re­solv­ing the five cases.

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