China's national legislature, the Standing Committee of the
National People's Congress (NPC), on Friday voted to adopt an
extradition treaty with Namibia.
The treaty is expected to cement bilateral judicial cooperation
and promote bilateral relations.
The treaty, signed in December 2005 in Beijing, covers issues
such as the types of criminals that can and should be extradited,
the procedures and costs of extradition, rules for exception,
resolution of disputes.
Other items include the procedures for the agreement to take
effect, to be enacted and terminated.
Chinese Lawmakers discussed the 25-article treaty at the 27th
session of the NPC Standing Committee held in Beijing from April
China and Namibia share a strong traditional friendship and the
two sides have seen a boom in bilateral cooperation in political,
economic, cultural, diplomatic and military fields, Wu Dawei, Vice
Minister of Foreign Affairs told Chinese legislators during the
Since 1993, China has signed extradition treaties with more than
20 countries, including Thailand, Laos, Belarus and South
(Xinhua News Agency April 28, 2007)