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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Jan 2019 8:29 p.m. PST

It was announced today that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand has been named the chairwoman of a major seaport in China's Guangdong province.

She was convicted in Thailand for corruption.

China has an extradition treaty with Thailand.

Will Thailand ask to have her extradicted? Will China do so?

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2019 8:31 p.m. PST

I'm sure the Thais will ask.

I expect China not to agree to abide by the treaty, in order to demonstrate they can do as they wish.

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 6:16 a.m. PST

I thought the wonderful People's Republic of China said it was cracking down on corruption.

This seems inconsistent.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 12:00 p.m. PST

I thought the wonderful People's Republic of China said it was cracking down on corruption.

It looks like China views the current regime in Thailand as a corrupt military dictatorship that obtained a fraudulent conviction of a popularly elected prime minister. (Not to mention her popularly elected brother before her.)

None of those countries have independent judiciaries, so the result of any court proceeding involving a powerful person is suspect.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

Hard to say.

China's arrested/kidnapped (depending upon whose version you choose to believe) the head of Interpol, for crimes he supposedly committed, and then "allegedly" forced him to announce his resignation from that position, afterwards. I don't recall seeing those specified back at the time this occurred.

Presumably, that "resignation" would have been done to keep the Chinese from dealing harshly with his wife, and the rest of his family as well, if he chose not to accede to their wishes.



Others just disappear:


Not sure if they were cracking down on his corruption, or cracking down on him because he knew of and was dealing with Chinese corruption, and/or those attached to that.

I also find it very interesting that the Interpol organization doesn't seem to be doing anything to investigate the disappearance of it leader, either.

Of course, like Iran, North Korea, and Russia, China is now also kidnapping foreigners and holding them as bargaining chips against countries that are cracking down on their citizens crimes, or in protest over various sanctions levied on them by various countries too.

Seems like the heady days of the medieval and renaissance era are back again, and what's old is new.

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