Taiwan-China crime pact said to have achieved little

Taipei Times
Date:  Apr 26, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

While the Ministry of Justice and President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) have touted the signing of a cross-strait crime-fighting agreement, critics and legal reform groups yesterday said that statistics can be deceiving, and that China had refused to repatriate several high-profile Taiwanese business fugitives.

At a public exhibition launched on Friday, the ministry presented data compiled since the signing of the Agreement on Jointly Cracking Down on Crime and Mutual Legal Assistance Across the Strait in 2009.

At the event, Ma lauded the agreement by citing statistics from the ministry which purported to show reduced crime in both Taiwan and China, decreases in financial corruption and an upturn in the crime clearance rates.     [FULL  STORY]

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