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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the ROK Court Ruling on the Liu Qiang Case

2013/01/03

Q: What is China's comment on the decision made by the ROK's Seoul High Court to turn down Japan's extradition request for Chinese national Liu Qiang on January 3?

A: On January 3, the ROK's Seoul High Court made the decision to reject Japan's request of extraditing Liu Qiang to Japan. China welcomes the result of the case. Liu Qiang has been properly arranged and will return to China soon.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to protecting the safety and legitimate rights and interests of overseas Chinese nationals. The Chinese Embassy in the ROK has sent staff to visit Liu Qiang quite a few times and offered him necessary assistance within its mandate.

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