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U.S.-China Law Enforcement Cooperation

USCI presents a talk with Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ronald Cheng.

September 17, 2009 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Ronald Cheng
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles

U.S.-China Law Enforcement Cooperation

As contacts and ties expand between the United States and China, the two countries have confronted the problems of transnational crime, including financial crimes, corruption, drug trafficking, money laundering, and intellectual property offenses.  The two countries have created and used relatively new channels of cooperation to deal with these issues.  This talk by a participant in some of those procedures, as well as an observer of China’s rule of law development, will address the ways in which the United States and China have addressed these problems, the issues that the two countries have encountered, and what the resolution of these issues might mean to the United States’ understanding of China and development of rule of law in China.

Mr. Cheng served as the resident legal advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In that capacity he traveled extensively and met with Chinese legal officials and lawyers to discuss legal procedures and other matters.  Prior to that posting Mr. Cheng served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and served as acting chief of criminal division and chief of the criminal appeals section. Since returning to the United States, he worked on the prosecution team in the Bank of China case in which three Bank managers conspired to steal $482 million and launder a portion of those funds in the United States. He’s returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and is now specializing in cyber and intellectual property crimes. Mr. Cheng earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University and his law degree at Columbia University.

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