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China, Thailand Agree to Fight Call-Center Gangs

China's Public Security Vice Minister Xu Ganlu (left) met with Thailand's outgoing Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan (right) to discuss closer cooperation fighting organized crime. Image via The Nation/Asia News Network.

Senior Chinese and Thai security officials met in Bangkok on Tuesday to discuss closer cooperation to combat so-called  “call center gangs” that have ensnared thousands of Chinese nationals into forced labor across Southeast Asia.

China’s Public Security Vice Minister Xu Ganlu raised the issue with his Thai counterpart General Prawit Wongsuwan, highlighting the priority that Beijing now places on the issue in its ties with Southeast Asian countries.

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