Crime stoppers meet in DC
Updated: 2015-11-24 11:37
By Lia Zhu in San Francisco(China Daily USA)
Chinese and US delegates take a group photo during the 13th meeting of the China-US Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation in Washington, which started on Monday. Both sides highlighted the importance of law enforcement cooperation in bilateral relationship. From left on the front row: US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton, Assistant Secretary of Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield, Charge d'affaire of the Chinese Embassy in the US Wu Xi and Director-General of Department of Treaty and Law of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Xu Hong. From left on the back row: Deputy Assistant Attorney General of Department of Justice Bruce Swartz, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer of Department of Homeland Security Alan Bersin, Counselor of the Department of State Thomas Shannon, Director of the International Cooperation Bureau of China's Ministry of Public Security Liao Jinrong, and Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Supervision Cai Wei. Provided to China Daily
Chinese and US delegates gathered for the 13th meeting of the China-US Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG) in Washington on Monday.
The Chinese delegation consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Supervision, Supreme People's Procuratorate, the Ministry of Justice, General Administration of Customs, and the Chinese embassy in the US.
The US delegation was made up of officials from the Department of State, the Ministry of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the US embassy in China.
Both sides highlighted the importance of law enforcement cooperation in the China-US bilateral relationship, and encouraged law enforcement agencies from both sides to deepen ongoing cooperation.
The three-day meeting, which started on Monday, will review the significant instances of case cooperation since the last JLG in December 2014, and listen to the task forces' annual reports on repatriation, anti-corruption, counter-narcotics, intellectual property rights, criminal judicial assistance and the fight against cyber crime. The two parties will also make plans for the coming year.
Dating back to a 1997 joint statement, the JLG has evolved into a wide-ranging forum focused on global law enforcement concerns shared by China and the United States, such as cybercrime, corruption, intellectual property violations, drugs and repatriation of illegal immigrants and criminal fugitives.