China expected to ratify extradition treaties with Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/22 18:18:41

Yang Xiuzhu (C) is escorted at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 16, 2016. China's most wanted fugitive Yang Xiuzhu, who had been on the run for 13 years, returned to China Wednesday and turned herself in to the authorities, according to the Communist Party of China's disciplinary watchdog. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) is expected to ratify extradition treaties with Sri Lanka and Vietnam at its bimonthly session from Thursday to Monday. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said China signed an extradition treaty with Sri Lanka in 2016, and with Vietnam in 2015. Both have yet to take effect. 

China has extradition treaties with more than 50 countries and regions as of 2018, and has been working on extradition cooperation with more countries based on the United Nations Convention against Corruption, according to the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). 

China has captured 5,974 suspected fugitives, including 1,425 Party members and state organ employees since 2014, and 59 out of the top 100 wanted fugitives have returned to China, the CCDI said.

In the latest case, a suspect allegedly involved in opening casinos and engaging in extortion was extradited from Sao Paulo on August 16, the first Chinese suspect delivered from Brazil, the Xinhua News Agency reported. 

The NPC session is also expected to review multiple draft legislation and amendments to laws, including a draft amendment to the drug administration law and the draft resource taxes law.

Global Times 

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