Where to Now?


China and the United States announced an agreement in July 2011 by which US law enforcement would assist China in repatriating officials facing corruption charges in China who have sought refuge in the US. People’s Daily Online quoted US Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry, in Beijing on a five-day visit in July, as saying there is “good cooperation” between Chinese and US prosecutors “in finding ways to repatriate corrupt officials or ill-gotten assets.” In this cartoon, published in China’s Morning News, a commercial spin-off of Shanghai’s flagship Party newspaper, Liberation Daily, a corrupt official and his wife fly over the globe with a bag of embezzled assets labeled “corrupt”. As China and the US below reach across the Pacific in a handshake of cooperation, the wife says to the clearly concerned official: “Where to now, Dear Husband?”

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