China brings back over 700 financial fugitives to face trial

(From China Daily)

More than 700 Chinese fugitives suspected of involvement in economic crimes have been brought home from abroad since April to stand trial, according to a senior anti-graft official.

Yang Jinjun, on a list of 100 most-wanted Chinese fugitives abroad released by China in April, was repatriated from the US

Yang Jinjun, one of the most-wanted Chinese fugitives abroad, was repatriated from the US in September this year

The suspects include 96 government officials, the official said.

China launched a repatriation campaign code-named “Sky Net” in April targeting 100 key officials who had fled overseas.

In the past seven months, law enforcement officers have also confiscated 1.2 billion yuan ($189 million) in illegal assets, said Liu Jianchao, director of the International Cooperation Department under the Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. Read More

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