Tag Archives: China

Interpol targeting wildlife crimes

Interpol has launched a new initiative targeting wildlife crime, especially poaching of ivory, rhino horns, and big cats. Expert assistance will be provided to affected countries, especially in Africa and Asia; investigations will exploit links to corruption, money laundering, and … Continue reading

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Reforming Interpol

The Interpol General Assembly took steps during its recent meeting to address two lingering concerns: (1) tightening criteria for “red notices” so that they aren’t used for political purposesĀ and (2) improving procedures by which individuals can contest their inclusion on … Continue reading

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Interpol updates

At its annual General Assembly in Bali, Interpol declined Taiwan’s request to participate in observer status, and declined the Palestinian application to become a member state. On the sidelines, Interpol signed a cooperation agreement with GCCPOL, the new regional association … Continue reading

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Sensitive issues for Interpol

Interpol holds its 85th General Assembly November 7-10 in Bali, Indonesia. Among the agenda items are applications for membership from Taiwan and the Palestinian Authority. Taiwan was previously a member but was forced to withdraw in 1984 at China’s insistence. … Continue reading

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Beefing up Aseanapol considered

This article reports that Asian ministers recently considered creating a Europol-style regional agency, mainly to enhance capabilities for preventing and investigating cyber crime. No short-term decisions are expected while discussion and planning continue.

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China-ASEAN Law Enforcement Academy

Following a recent meeting of police academy presidents, it was announced that a China-ASEAN Law Enforcement Academy will be established at Yunnan Police College in Kunming. The college has agreed to provide free training and education to 2,000 officers from … Continue reading

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Predictive repression

According to this article, government spending in China on internal security has been increasing on par with more publicized increases in military spending. Given the focus on controlling dissent and protest, the author draws parallels to predictive policing developments in … Continue reading

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