China and the United States should start talks on an extradition treaty as soon as possible, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, as Beijing seeks the return of citizens suspected of corruption who have fled to the U.S.
Wang made the comments on Saturday to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a two-day tour to China.
An extradition treaty with the United States would be a big boost for China’s anti-corruption campaign. Beijing has vowed to pursue a search, dubbed Operation “Fox Hunt”, beyond its borders for corrupt officials and business executives, and their assets.
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