China raises extradition for expat criminals with Peters at APEC

Pattrick Smellie
Sun, 12 Nov 2017

By Pattrick Smellie in Manila Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has raised with his new New Zealand counterpart, Winston Peters, the extradition of Chinese nationals facing corruption and criminal charges. Long an ambition of Beijing, the issue of an extradition treaty has stalled because of New Zealand’s opposition to China’s extensive use of the death penalty, including for commercial crimes. “The issue of corrupt individuals wanted in China and domiciled in New Zealand did seriously come up,” Peters told New...

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