Research center aids fugitive hunt
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.