One of China’s ‘most-wanted’ fugitives returns after 19 years in U.S.
July 31, 2017
- One of China’s “most-wanted” overseas fugitives turned herself in on Monday after spending 19 years in the United States, the anti-corruption agency said. Huang Hong, 50, was a Beijing-based accountant for a state-owned firm from the neighboring province of Hebei accused of misappropriating public funds, who fled to the United States in 1998, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said. Huang is the 43rd on the list to have returned to China since the operation was launched, the commission said in a statement on its website.
China says one of its ‘most wanted’ fugitives now in custody
July 29, 2017
- Ren Biao, one of China’s most wanted fugitives accused of forgery and fraudulently obtaining loans, has returned to the country and handed himself over to the police, the graft watchdog said on Saturday. A major shareholder of an energy supply company in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, Ren fled to the Caribbean nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in January 2014, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption body. Ren’s name was on a 2015 list of China’s 100 most wanted corruption suspects living abroad and targeted with an Interpol red notice. He is the 42nd of the 100 to be returned to China, the CCDI notice said.
Zhang arrested in Indonesia and escorted back to China
7 June 2017
- Self-proclaimed “future richest man in the world” Zhang Jian was arrested in Indonesia and escorted back to China where he will face legal action. Zhang, whose real name is Song Miqiu, is believed to be the mastermind behind several get-rich-quick schemes in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
China hails first fugitive extradition from U.S. under Trump
June 1, 2017
- China on Thursday hailed the first extradition of a fugitive suspect from the United States under the Trump administration as a “major achievement” resulting from talks between the two countries’ leaders in April. The suspect, only identified by his surname Zhu, was shown on live national television stepping off a United Airlines flight at Beijing airport flanked by two Chinese police officers, his head covered with a black hood.
New Zealand Sentences Man That China Accused of Large-Scale Graft
May 10, 2017
- A Chinese-born citizen of New Zealand whom Beijing had accused of large-scale corruption was sentenced by a New Zealand court in a money-laundering case jointly probed by both countries. An Auckland court on Wednesday sentenced William Yan —also known as Bill Liu, Yang Liu and Yong Ming Yan —to serve five months home detention in his luxury penthouse. The judge rejected a maximum seven-year sentence after Mr. Yan said the amount of money he laundered was small enough not to amount to a major crime.
Chinese fugitive arrested in NAIA
Apr 27 2017
- Agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested a Chinese fugitive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 earlier this week. Weng Wenmin, 51, was intercepted at the immigration departure area on Tuesday, the bureau told media men on Thursday. BI port operations division chief Marc Red Mariñas said Weng was supposed to board a Cebu Pacific flight to Hong Kong. He presented himself for inspection at the BI departure counter, but the duty immigration officer noticed in the computer database that Weng’s details “exactly matched” those of a Chinese national who was issued a watchlist order by the BI.
China’s “Fox Hunt” Makes Great Achievements
- China’s global anti-corruption operation, dubbed “Fox Hunt,” has achieved remarkable results. China arrested 40 of its “top 100” most wanted, leaving only 60 foxes to be hunted. These criminals are also expected to be arrested near future considering the authorities’ willingness. Statistics show that the operation is working well. In 2016, a total of 1,032 fugitives were arrested and repatriated from over 70 countries. The amount of black money returned was 2.4 billion yuan (US$348 million). But the more important thing is that the operation will clearly serve as a reminder to those future-corrupted officials that it’s useless to flee overseas after committing corruption.
China says graft suspect on run in Canada gives self up
April 17, 2017
- A man on China’s list of 100 most wanted corruption suspects abroad has given himself up and returned to China after almost a decade on the run in Canada, China’s graft-busting watchdog said on Monday. In a brief notice on its website, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said that Li Shiqiao had been “persuaded to return” and surrender. Li, who had been a manager at a real estate company in the city of Ningbo, fled to Canada in April 2009 and is suspected of corruption, the watchdog said, without giving details. It said he was the 40th person on the list to have been captured.
One of China’s ‘Most-Wanted’ Fugitives Returns From US to Surrender
March 09, 2017
- A former employee of a state-owned newspaper who figured among China’s 100 “most-wanted” fugitives has returned from the United States to turn himself in, the top anti-graft body said on Thursday, as China mapped out its strategy on fugitives in 2017. Last year, China brought back more than 1,000 people and assets of 2.4 billion yuan ($347 million) after kicking off its “Sky Net” campaign in 2014 to target corruption suspects who had fled overseas and the illicit funds they spirited out.
Chinese fugitive officials have nowhere to hide
Mar 8, 2017
- Another Chinese corruption suspect who had fled overseas returned to China to turn herself in recently, another victory after China ramped up its international manhunt of fugitive corrupt officials. Wang Chengjian, a former shipping finance executive in Shanghai, fled to the US in May 2005 after being accused of joint embezzlement. She was number 67 of China’s 100 most-wanted fugitives listed in an Interpol “red notice” and the 38th to return since the country launched its “Sky Net” campaign in April 2015.
Stock regulator: China plans to ‘capture’ suspects abroad
Feb. 10, 2017
- China plans to have people abroad who are accused of financial market misconduct “captured and returned,” the country’s stock regulator said in comments reported Friday by news outlets.
China says “Sky Net” campaign recovers $331 mln in corruption losses
Dec 31, 2016
- China has recovered 2.3 billion yuan ($331.27 million) in losses from graft in the first 11 months of this year from across more than 70 different regions and countries, the country’s corruption watchdog said on its official website on Saturday.
China’s most-wanted economic fugitive Yang Xiuzhu surrenders
16 November 2016
- A woman who Beijing named as its most-wanted economic fugitive has returned to China after 13 years on the run. Yang Xiuzhu is accused of embezzling more than $40m (£26m) when working as a public official. Ms Yang, 70, was detained in the United States in 2014 after she tried to enter the country using a fake Dutch passport. She is a high-profile target in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on corruption.
China says fugitive businessman returns after 15 years
Nov. 11, 2016
- A former drug company chairman who was on a list of China’s 100 most-wanted fugitives abroad has returned after 15 years on the lam in New Zealand and Australia, the government announced Saturday. Yan Yongmin surrendered to police and was returned to China in cooperation with New Zealand authorities, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said. There was word on what charges he might face.
Interpol confirms Chinese official as its new president
Nov 10, 2016
- Interpol said on Thursday Chinese public security official Meng Hongwei was the global police cooperation body’s new president. The official announcement from the body, headquartered in the French city of Lyon, followed an earlier announcement on the issue in China.
Chinese police to extradite second fugitive from France: state media
Nov 8, 2016
- Chinese police will extradite two fugitives from France in the second repatriation since the two countries signed an extradition treaty that came into effect in 2015, state media reported on Wednesday. Two Chinese suspects, both private businesswomen, “are accused of fraud and using illegal means to raise funds,” the official China Daily said, citing an unnamed official from the Ministry of Public Security.
35 of 100 most-wanted fugitives have returned to China
October 31, 2016
- Interpol issued a global arrest warrant on 100 Chinese officials last year, and 35 of the individuals have returned to China by September, according to the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI). The ‘red notice’ issued by Interpol China National Central Bureau means all 190 Interpol member states will carry out the warrant through their networks.
China steps up bid to recover stolen assets overseas
October 27, 2016
- The government is stepping up efforts to recover billions of yuan in assets illegally transferred overseas by corrupt officials via money laundering platforms and underground banks. Statistics provided by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the nation’s top anti-graft watchdog, show that from 2014 to July, the police confiscated illicit assets sent overseas worth 7.62 billion yuan ($1.14 billion).
China says has political promise from West on graft fight
Oct 25, 2016
- China has been given a political promise by Western countries that they will not become havens for corrupt fugitives, a senior official told state television, though he offered no assurances to assuage concerns about mistreatment of suspects. China has vowed to pursue an overseas search dubbed Operation “Fox Hunt” for corrupt officials and business executives, and their assets, part of President Xi Jinping’s war on deep-seated corruption.
One of China’s most wanted corrupt fugitives surrenders, returns from Canada
- Jiang Qian, one of China’s most wanted economic fugitives, returned to China on Thursday after voluntarily giving himself up to Chinese authorities. Qian fled to Canada in 2011 after being charged with corruption and abuse of power. He originally served in the Wuhan city government as head of the Department of Urban Drainage Development and Relocation Coordination in central China, when he forged documents and swindled some 6 million yuan of relocation compensation.
Ottawa to negotiate extradition treaty with China
Sep. 20, 2016
- Ottawa has agreed to negotiate a bilateral extradition treaty with China – a move that took place a day before jailed Canadian missionary Kevin Garratt was ordered deported from the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser met a high-ranking Chinese official in Beijing last Monday to hold talks on the issue, which a former Canadian dipomat suggests was a quid pro quo between the two countries for Mr. Garratt’s release.
Chinese police take back fugitive from France
September 20, 2016
- France has repatriated a Chinese fugitive for the first time since the two nations signed an extradition treaty that took effect in 2015, the Ministry of Public Security said on Monday. With the cooperation of French police and the Chinese embassy in Paris, the “Fox Hunt” campaign team has escorted the suspect surnamed Chen from France. Chen is wanted for economic crimes by police in east China’s Zhejiang Province.
China says has netted one-third of top overseas graft suspects
Sep 6, 2016
- China has bought back to the country one-third of those on its top 100 list of most-wanted corruption suspects who have fled overseas, the ruling Communist Party’s top graft buster said on Tuesday. China issued the list in 2014 of people subject to an Interpol “red notice” – the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant. Since then, 33 of those people have been caught, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said in a short statement. Over the past two years, since setting up a team to chase graft suspects across the globe, the commission has returned to China 1,915 people from more than 70 countries, along with 7.47 billion yuan ($1.12 billion), it said.
Vietnam returns 3 economic fugitives to China
- Vietnamese police have returned three Chinese economic fugitives arrested in Vietnam to a Chinese police working team in capital Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City respectively on Saturday and Sunday. According to Zhao Wanpeng, police counselor of the Chinese Embassy to Vietnam, upon receiving request for help to arrest the suspects from China, the Vietnamese police paid great attention and launched an operation soon.
China’s No.1 economic fugitive to return for medical treatment
- China’s ‘most wanted’ economic fugitive Yang Xiuzhu has reportedly given up her application for political asylum in the United States and plans to return to China as soon as possible. Speaking on her behalf, Yang’s lawyer Vlad Kuzmin said as medical provision in US jails was poor and her application for asylum had been postponed for eight months, Yang hoped to return to China to gain access to better medical treatment.
China’s ‘Fox Hunt’ Achieves Excellent Results
- Chinese security authorities’ overseas search dubbed Operation “Fox Hunt” for corrupt officials and their assets has obtained excellent results. It has been reported that China grabbed 381 fugitives in the first half of this year, recovering illicit money worth over 1.24 billion yuan (or KRW 223.2 billion). Chinese authorities will continue to foxhunt in the future. Approximately 300 fugitives are expected to be arrested in the second half of the year. Wang Defu, executive of the Public Security Bureau of Chaoyang District in Beijing said, “There is no longer safety zone for criminals on the planet. This is even more so due to the development of information and communication. The day when we don’t have to foxhunt will come soon.”
China extradites first fugitive from Latin America
Jul 17, 2016
- China has extradited its first criminal suspect from Latin America following eight years of negotiations, repatriating an alleged crude soybean oil smuggler from Peru who has been on the run for 18 years, the country’s customs bureau said on Sunday. The General Administration of Customs said on its website that Huang Haiyong, evaded over 700 million yuan ($104.69 million) in taxes between 1996 to 1998 through selling 107,000 tonnes of smuggled crude soybean oil.
China says two overseas corruption suspects return home
Jul 15, 2016
- Two Chinese men who fled abroad after being suspected of corruption have returned home to face charges, China’s anti-graft watchdog said on Friday, the latest suspects caught up in a sweeping campaign by the leadership to tackle graft. One of the suspects was identified as Zhu Haiping, general manager of Shenzhen Yuwei Industry Co., who fled to the United States in 1998 after coming under suspicion of fraud, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said on its website.