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China asks foreign diplomats to help in the fight against corruption

China asks foreign diplomats to help in the fight against corruption

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The Chinese government has 113 foreign diplomats and thirteen international organisations asked for help in the fight against corruption by the extradition of escaped suspects to facilitate.

During a meeting on Thursday asked China’s diplomats to help with the “weaving of a network of cooperation against corruption”, write Chinese state media Friday.

The call to the diplomats mainly concerns the extradition of corruptieverdachten who have fled abroad, often taking their illegally obtained wealth. Countries for extradition to be requested are often reluctant to use the Chinese legal system.

According to Reuters news agency was the meeting, an unusual step for the Chinese government.

Uitleveringsverdragen

The head of the efforts to corruptieverdachten back to China, Liu Jianchao, said during the briefing that the details of 105 uitleveringszaken are released. In addition, he offered to foreign diplomats access to suspects to provide during their detention and trial.

Jianchao said he hoped other countries so to get a uitleveringsverdragen with China to draw.

The Chinese government says in the first eleven months of 2016, nearly 313 million euros in proceeds from a bribe in seizure to have taken in more than seventy countries and regions.

Threat

Chinese president Xi Jinping vowed at his inauguration to the deep-rooted corruption at all levels of the Communische y to address, until public officials are no longer corrupt “to dare, and want to be”.

According to Xi, is bribery a major threat to the future of the party.

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