Warnings on Deportation to China Fail to Dissuade Taiwanese Fraudsters

Government warnings that Taiwanese fraudsters will end up in a Chinese prison appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/02/21
By: ZiQing Low

More than 200 Taiwanese will be deported to China from Spain, just months after

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warnings were issued by the government.

Following similar cases where Taiwanese citizens who committed telecommunications fraud in Kenya, Malaysia and the Philippines were extradited to China, the Spanish government agreed to deport 269 individuals arrested in Spain for phone scams — 218 Taiwanese nationals and 51 Chinese — to China on Feb. 17, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reports. It is understood to be the largest single group of Taiwanese fraud supsects to be extradited to China.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) met with Spain’s representative to Taiwan José Luis Echaniz on Feb. 20 to ask that the Taiwanese offenders be extradited to Taiwan, Taiwan’s China Times reports.

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