China, US said to be in talks on ‘most-wanted’
Chinese and US judicial authorities have been speeding up negotiations on returning five most-wanted corrupt Chinese officials, who are still on the run in the United States, to face trial at home.
A senior official from the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said that “achievements have been made” on some major cases through judicial and diplomatic channels, although no bilateral extradition treaty was signed between the two countries.
The official, who declined to reveal his name, said Chinese law enforcement officers are seeking assistance from their US counterparts to return the five key corruption suspects.
In recent years, the US, Canada, Australia and Singapore have become popular destinations for corrupt Chinese officials who flee, due to lack of bilateral extradition treaties and differences in laws, according to the Ministry of Public Security.