While reading a news article on someone being extradited from overseas to face justice in the U.S. it started me thinking about the history of the extradition process. Wikipedia and The History Vault both mention extradition (also known as rendition) as being ancient concepts. Wikipedia dates it back to the 13 century BCE:
when an Egyptian Pharaoh, Ramesses II, negotiated an extradition treaty with Hittite King, Hattusili III.
The History Vault also cites Ramses II, but hints at more about the ancient origins of extradition practices:
As a concept, it originated with the Ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilisations. Following an unsuccessful Hittite invasion of Egypt, an extradition agreement formed part of a peace treaty signed between Ramses II and the Hittite King, Hattusili II. Amazingly, this text still exists. [emphasis mine]
The ancient Egyptian example is clearly cited by both sources, but I have not yet been able find a specific reference to an example of ancient Chinese extradition / rendition practices or treaties. Thus I don't know if the ancient Chinese example(s) are from the same, or an earlier, or a later time frame. The History Vault article says no more about it than the highlighted portion cited above.
Do the ancient Chinese origins pre-date the documented example from ancient Egypt?