The Chinese government’s use of its own weak legal system to carry out “hostage diplomacy" may herald a new “asymmetric lawfare” strategy to counter the U.S.
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The Supreme Court says the government can transfer an accused murderer to China if Beijing provides certain assurances, but takes for granted that China will keep its word.
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On Nov. 12, Russian national Aleksei Yurievich Burkov made an initial court appearance in Alexandria, Virginia. The appearance followed his extradition from Israel that had faced strong opposition from Russian officials. The indictment from 2016 alleges that Burkov ran a website called Cardplanet that contributed to more than $20 million in credit card fraud.
Editor's Note: This piece is part of the ongoing collaboration between the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings and the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Learn more here. It originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
The U.S. criminal case against Huawei for sanctions-busting and fraud, and against its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, for fraud, may prove an example of geopolitical “lawfare,” fought on many fronts.
On Dec. 5, news broke that Canadian authorities had arrested the chief financial officer of Chinese telecom-equipment company Huawei at the request of the United States. The U.S.
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