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China ratifies extradition treaty with SL

China yesterday(26) ratified its extradition treaty with Sri Lanka in a bid to fight transnational crimes.

The extradition treaty with Sri Lanka was ratified at the closing meeting of a five-day bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature.

The 22 article extradition treaty covers extradition-related content, such as what crimes can trigger extradition and what materials need to be prepared while applying for one.

Under Chinese law, a treaty takes effect only after it is reviewed and adopted by the country’s top legislators.

China began working on extradition treaties with Sri Lanka in September 2014. The two negotiating teams signed the treaty on April 22, 2016 in Beijing.

The treaty was submitted to the  Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the 22nd of August for its review.