Re­search cen­ter aids fugi­tive hunt

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

CaiWei, deputy di­rec­tor of the In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Bureau un­der the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion What’s the role and sig­nif­i­cance of the anti-cor­rup­tion re­search cen­ter?

It’s the first anti-cor­rup­tion re­search in­sti­tute among the G20 economies to cap­ture the eco­nomic fugi­tives and con­fis­cate their ill-got­ten as­sets. The cen­ter will not only serve as the com­mu­ni­ca­tion plat­form for the G20 mem­bers, but of­fer in­tel­li­gence sup­port for set­ting down the in­ter­na­tional rules for anti-cor­rup­tion

Many G20 coun­tries have be­come pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions for cor­rupt fugi­tives to flee due to lack of signed ex­tra­di­tion treaties and le­gal dif­fer­ences. Af­ter set­ting up the re­search cen­ter, they will fo­cus on re­search­ing the laws and le­gal pro­ce­dures in G20 economies and ef­fec­tively use their ex­pert re­sources. Why will the cen­ter be set up at Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity?

Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity is play­ing a lead­ing role in re­search­ing anti-cor­rup­tion sub­jects and in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal laws, both of whichare in­volved with the pur­suit of fugi­tives and re­cov­ery of their as­sets.

The uni­ver­sity has cul­ti­vated a num­ber of aca­demics and ex­perts spe­cial­iz­ing in re­search­ing in­ter­na­tional crim­i­nal laws and anti-cor­rup­tion lawen­force­ment. The uni­ver­sity has also es­tab­lished close aca­demic ex­change re­la­tion­ships with the top anti-graft watch­dog and ju­di­cial au­thor­i­ties, as well as over­seas aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing the Cen­ter of Crim­i­nol­ogy un­der Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity in the UKand the United Na­tions Of­fice on Crimes and Drugs. What’s the cur­rent sta­tus of the new anti-cor­rup­tion cen­ter?

The cen­ter will be of­fi­cially set up in the com­ing months and will at­tract dozens of schol­ars and ex­perts from G20 economies. The cen­ter will grasp and timely up­date a data­base of pro­fes­sional per­son­nel rec­om­mended by Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties, in­clud­ing ju­di­cial de­part­ments, the Bank of China and other G20 mem­bers.

They will work ei­ther full-time or part­time. Peng Xin­lin, sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the in­ter­na­tional an­ti­cor­rup­tion re­search cen­ter at Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity What’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween the G20 anti-cor­rup­tion re­search cen­ter and the in­ter­na­tional anti-cor­rup­tion ed­u­ca­tion and re­search cen­ter?

The in­ter­na­tional anti-cor­rup­tion ed­u­ca­tion and re­search cen­ter, based at Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­sity, was es­tab­lished last Au­gust and con­ducts ex­ten­sive re­search into anti-cor­rup­tion with other coun­tries.

The G20 anti-cor­rup­tion re­search cen­ter will fo­cus on re­search­ing im­por­tant is­sues con­cern­ing hunt­ing down the fugi­tives and re­cov­er­ing il­le­gal as­sets in G20 economies.

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