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Xinhua Insight: Chinese police contribute to global security
From:Xinhua  |  2017-09-26 16:33

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BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- From the Italian capital of Rometo deep in the forests of Liberia's Monrovia, Chinese police havebeen conducting patrols overseas.

In May 2016, China sent police officers to Rome and Milan, bothpopular destinations for Chinese tourists, for joint patrols withtheir Italian counterparts as part of a law enforcement cooperationprogram between the two countries.

About one year later, Italian police officers started to patrolthe Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing. It was the firsttime that foreign police officers had carried out joint patrols inChina with Chinese peers.

The joint patrols have laid a foundation for China and Italy todeepen cooperation in law enforcement and in combating cross-bordercrimes, setting a good example for law enforcement collaborationbetween China and other countries.

The move was just part of China's participation in internationallaw enforcement cooperation in recent years.

In 2011, a crackdown on a chain of porn websites proved asuccessful operation by Chinese and U.S. police forces.

The primary operator of the websites Wang Yong was arrested inthe United States by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation,while Chinese police detained more than 10 people suspected ofmaintaining the websites in China.

In 2016, Chinese police worked with counterparts in SoutheastAsia, Africa and Europe to combat telecom fraud, uprooting about100 criminal dens and arresting nearly 5,000 suspects.

Joint anti-abduction campaigns between China and Southeast Asiancountries, including Vietnam and Myanmar, also saw remarkableresults in 2016, with 253 abducted children and women rescued and367 suspects detained.

In addition, China have launched operations such as "Sky Net"and "Fox Hunt" to hunt corruption suspects who have fledoverseas.

From 2012 to March 2017, 2,873 fugitives were captured from morethan 90 countries and regions, with 476 of them being formerofficials and about 40 were from the Interpol Red Notice list.About 8.99 billion yuan (about 136 million U.S. dollars) wasrecovered.

According to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection ofthe Communist Party of China, the number of corrupt officials thatfled overseas saw a drastic decrease in 2016 as the country'santi-corruption campaign continued to gain momentum.

A total of 19 fugitive suspects fled China in 2016, comparedwith 31 in 2015 and 101 in 2014.

Moreover, Chinese police have participated in various UNpeacekeeping missions since 2000, making 2,609 trips abroad onpeacekeeping missions.

As the second largest financial contributor to UN peacekeepingand the largest contributor of troops among the five permanentmembers of the UN Security Council, China is also working toestablish a permanent peacekeeping police squad, and a standbypeacekeeping force of 8,000 troops.

As of July, China's standby peacekeeping police force consistedof over 300 people that had passed UN assessment, ready to be sentabroad. The force has been listed by the UN as the world's firststandby peacekeeping police force with a rapid deploymentcapability.

"China will continue to actively participate in UN peacekeepingmissions in the future and play a bigger role in strengtheninginternational law enforcement cooperation and safeguarding globalharmony and security," a Ministry of Public Security offcial said.Enditem