Of note is the destination of choice for Chinese crooks who seek to live the good life outside of China:
The United States was identified as the leading destination by the Chinese authorities, with Canada second and New Zealand and Australia tied for third. <New York Times, link>
I have said many times that former colonies of the UK are the most free and wealthiest countries in the world, and that their forms of government are the most committed to foundations of liberty and justice for all.
We can all debate endlessly about which countries are better than others and whether one can even say such things at all (many Liberals hold up moral equivalency as a virtue).
But just look at how people around the world vote with their feet and you’ll see who has the winning argument about Western nations and the UK and its former colonies in particular.
To be fair regarding this particular story, there is this to consider:
The four countries do not have extradition treaties with China, partly because of concerns about due process of law, human rights violations and excessive punishment in China.
The Chinese authorities say the reluctance of the four countries to hand over suspects has made them especially attractive havens for suspected economic fugitives.
However, I feel very comfortable making the same argument notwithstanding this extradition treaty issue.
We are still the best, period.