Lianyungang Forum promotes int'l law enforcement cooperation

By Li Xiaohua
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Liu Yuejin, party committee member of China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and also counter-terrorism commissioner, delivers a speech at the Fourth Lianyungang Forum on Sept. 12, 2018. [Photo courtesy of the Fourth Lianyungang Forum]

The Fourth Lianyungang Forum, which opened Wednesday in Lianyungang of east China's Jiangsu province, brought together law enforcement representatives from over 30 countries and international organizations to consider rising international challenges like transnational crimes, terrorism and money laundering. 

With the theme of "Jointly open a new chapter of building law enforcement capacity and cooperation," the forum was designed to explore how the relevant parties could promote more cooperation in meeting the threats, especially in the context of the expanding Belt and Road Initiative being promoted by China across a broad range of countries. 

In his speech to the opening ceremony, Liu Yuejin, party committee member of China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and also the counter-terrorism commissioner, stressed this need by saying, "New types of crime, including cyber and transnational crime, are posing increasing threat to traditional global security, and no country can get on well by itself without interacting with other countries."

In recent years, the MPS has attached great importance to, and has vigorously strengthened, law enforcement and security cooperation with the relevant departments of various countries. This has not only effectively safeguarded domestic security, but also made due contributions to achieving global and regional security and stability, Liu added.

Shen Ying, vice chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC), congratulated the opening of the forum, saying it provided a platform for advocating international enforcement cooperation and global security governance, and an opportunity to create a safer overseas investment environment for China's central enterprises. 

Jiangsu is one of the provinces that has placed much stressed on deepening communications and cooperation in international law enforcement with other countries. According to Vice Governor Liu Yang, who is also director of the province's Department of Public Security, Jiangsu has so far conducted 36 training courses for over 600 senior police officers from 36 countries. 

The province also caught or helped foreign police to arrest more than 1,800 suspects for cybercrime and fraud, producing and selling drugs and human trafficking. 

Fang Wei, vice secretary of the Lianyungang municipal committee of the CPC, and the city's acting mayor said, "The Lianyungang Forum aims to make this world a safer place."

At the opening ceremony, the official website of the Lianyungang Forum providing services in English and Chinese was also launched.

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