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Taiwan to send delegation to China to discuss deportations

FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese and Taiwanese suspects involved in wire fraud, center, sit in a plane as they arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China. Taiwan on Friday was trying to prevent Malaysia from deporting 52 Taiwanese criminal suspects to China amid an ongoing battle over jurisdiction involving the self-ruled island. (Yin Gang/Xinhua News Agency via AP, File) NO SALES

FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese and Taiwanese suspects involved in wire fraud, center, sit in a plane as they arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China. Taiwan on Friday was trying to prevent Malaysia from deporting 52 Taiwanese criminal suspects to China amid an ongoing battle over jurisdiction involving the self-ruled island. (Yin Gang/Xinhua News Agency via AP, File) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Taiwan says it will dispatch officials to Beijing as early as Monday to discuss the deportation of Taiwanese fraud suspects from Kenya to China that has stirred outrage on the self-ruled island.

The Cabinet's Mainland Affairs Council says the officials will discuss the ongoing case as well as ways of combating crimes involving residents of the two sides detained in other countries.

The latest battle over Taiwanese deportations came after Kenya sent 45 Taiwanese suspects to China instead of Taiwan earlier this month. Beijing wants to investigate them for fraudulently obtaining banking details of victims in China in order to steal funds.

Facing intense public pressure, Taiwanese officials managed to convince Malaysia to deport 20 Taiwanese criminal suspects to Taiwan on Friday despite Beijing's request that they be sent to China.