30 Jun '15, 12pm

Australia: a haven for Chinese sinners?

Australia: a haven for Chinese sinners?

China has an emigration problem. Corrupt officials have decamped to all corners of the world and the Chinese Communist Party wants to haul them home. Australia should help China investigate these officials, but should try suspects in Australia rather than extradite them to China. In 2008, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences estimated that up to 18,000 Communist Party cadres suspected of corruption had fled China since 1990. The US-based Global Financial Integrity group calculated in 2013 that US$1.08 trillion was illegally transferred out of China in the years 2002–11. Since coming to power in November 2012, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping has instigated one of the most extensive anti-corruption campaigns in the Party’s history . A high-profile aspect of Xi’s corruption crackdown is the unprecedented extent to which China is trying to repatri...

Full article: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/06/30/australia-a-haven...

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