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Chinese police on attachment in Fiji

Two Chinese police consultants from the People’s Republic of China with expertise on Criminal Investigations and International Cooperation are on attachment with the Fiji Police Force.

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August 7, 2017 10:07 am

Superintendent Shen Tao (right) and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang meeting Fiji Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho. (Fiji Police Force)

Superintendent Shen Tao and Inspector Zhi Cun Zhang are from the Sichuan Province’s Public Security Department.  SP Tao is in International Cooperation Department while IP Zhang is in the Criminal Investigation’s Department.

In welcoming the two, Brigadier General Qiliho said the People’s Republic of China continues to be an ally to Fiji.

“Fiji continues to benefit from this cooperation because we have a lot of visitors from China who are current and potential investors and there is a need for us to have a better understanding of their needs and this is an area we will use your help with”.

Brig-Gen Qiliho said since the signing of the cooperation in 2011 the Fiji Police Force has benefitted greatly.

“The People’s Republic of China is one of the Fiji Police Force’s biggest donors, and this is not only regarding resources but training as we have also had the opportunity to send officers for training in specialised fields such as cyber-crime and financial crimes”.

The two police consultants are the fifth batch of officers from the China’s Ministry of Public Security to be seconded to the Fiji Police Force.

In 2011 the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Fiji signed a Police Cooperation Agreement which has to date seen the two Police organisations exchange assistance in many forms.

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