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China-US Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) Holds the 14th Plenary Session

2016/11/23

From November 21 to 22, 2016, the 14th plenary session of the China-US Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG), which lasted for two days, was held in Beijing. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and Charge d'affaires ad interim of the US Embassy in China David Rank attended the opening ceremony of the plenary session and delivered speeches. The session reviewed the situation of law enforcement cooperation over the past year, and the two sides exchanged views on law enforcement cooperation issues of common concern, including cooperation in anti-corruption, fugitive repatriation and asset recovery, combating cyber crimes, drug control and many other hotspot issues, charting the course for next-stage cooperation.

The JLG plenary session this time is, on the Chinese side, co-headed by Director General of the Department of Treaty and Law of the Foreign Ministry Xu Hong, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Public Security Hu Binchen and Deputy Director-General of the International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Supervision Cai Wei. Representatives assigned by the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Supervision, Ministry of Justice, General Administration of Customs, People's Bank of China, the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate as well as the Chinese Embassy in the US attended the meeting. The US delegation was co-headed by Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of Department of Justice Bruce Swartz, and Assistant Secretary of Department of Homeland Security Matthew King. Representatives from US Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the US Embassy in China and the US Consulate General in Hong Kong were present at the meeting.

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