China media urges US ‘sin­cer­ity’ over es­caped of­fi­cials

The China Post - - LIFE GUIDE POST -

Main­land Chi­nese state media on Mon­day urged the United States to show more “sin­cer­ity” to­wards Bei­jing’s moves to track down its cor­rupt of­fi­cials over­seas, say­ing the U.S. should not be­come a safe haven for crim­i­nal sus­pects.

The New York Times had re­ported that Washington has warned Bei­jing about Chi­nese agents it says are op­er­at­ing se­cretly on its soil to pres­sure fugi­tives wanted for cor­rup­tion and other mis­deeds to re­turn to China.

Cit­ing un­named U.S. of­fi­cials, the Times said Sun­day that the agents, work­ing un­der­cover for China’s Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity as part of a global man­hunt Bei­jing dubs Op­er­a­tion Fox Hunt, were prob­a­bly en­ter­ing the coun­try on tourism or trade visas.

But China’s of­fi­cial news agency Xin­hua de­scribed them as Chi­nese law en­force­ment and said they had been or­dered by the United States to re­turn home im­me­di­ately.

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