An anti-corruption cooperation clause has been included in the Sino-Russia joint declaration signed last Friday, in a first for China since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012.
Analysts said that while the declaration was not legally binding, it showed China and Russia had a political consensus.
As part of Xi’s corruption crackdown, China has launched “Operation Fox Hunt” and “Sky Net” to hunt down Chinese fugitives overseas. But a lack of repatriation treaties has made it hard for them to be hauled back to the mainland to face their crimes.
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