China says it is working with neighbours Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos via a coordination centre based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to fight cross-border online gambling, telecom-based fraud, and their linkage to “human trafficking and detention of individuals”.
China’s Ministry of Public Security mentioned the development in a Friday statement, following meetings on August 15 and 16 in Chiang Mai with police representatives of those nations.
The initiative showed all the parties had a “proactive” stance on those problems, said the Chinese ministry.
In November, Thailand and China agreed to strengthen cooperation regarding efforts on combatting transnational crimes, including online gambling.
In the same month, a joint statement was issued by China and Cambodia that said they would strengthen cooperation in the crack down on online gambling and telecommunications scams.
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