30 November 2016
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday that China highly appreciates Malaysia’s adherence to the one-China policy in its handling of telecom fraud cases.
Chinese police escorted 74 telecom fraud suspects, 53 from the Chinese mainland and 21 from Taiwan, to central China’s Hubei Province from Malaysia on Tuesday.
The suspects were allegedly involved in over 500 cross-border telecom and cyber fraud cases involving over 60 million yuan (8.7 million U.S. dollars).
“China highly appreciates Malaysia’s firm adherence to the one-China policy when handling the cases and its cooperation with China on fighting cross-border crimes,” said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang at a daily press briefing.
Such an act helps to thoroughly investigate the cases, recover illicit money, punish crimes in line with the law and safeguard victims’ legal rights, Geng said.
Geng said he believes that the compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Strait and the international community will understand and support the handling of the cases.
Chinese police found several fraud gangs swindling people on the Chinese mainland from hideouts in Malaysia, and have cooperated with Malaysian police as part of a crackdown on such activity.
A chartered plane with the suspects onboard landed in Wuhan, capital of Hubei, Tuesday evening.