China, US said to be in talks on ‘most-wanted’

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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. (Photo 1)

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