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China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief’s wife ‘abuse of procedure’

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BEIJING said Wednesday France granting asylum to the wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei — who has been charged in China with accepting bribes — would be an abuse of its own legal procedures.

“There is no so-called political persecution,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, days after Grace Meng’s lawyer in France said she had been granted asylum.

“If Meng Hongwei’s wife wanted to apply for political asylum in France, it would be an abuse of French legal procedures.”

Grace Meng, who was given police protection in France after she alleged an abduction........

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