946 fugi­tives said to be in for­eign coun­tries

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China’s top graft buster said that 946 cor­rupt fugi­tives are still at large in for­eign coun­tries, and China hopes those na­tions will sup­port its war against cor­rup­tion.

It was the first time China has re­leased the ex­act num­ber of cor­rupt fugi­tives abroad.

Of the 946, Chinese law en­force­ment of­fi­cers have a good idea of where 365 are. But the where­abouts of the other 581 are un­known, ac­cord­ing to the Com­mu­nist Party of China’s Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion (CCDI).

A large num­ber of the wanted fugi­tives have es­caped abroad, es­pe­cially to the United States and Canada, be­cause of a lack of extradition treaties and le­gal dif­fer­ences, and some of them have ob­tained per­ma­nent res­i­dence in those coun­tries.

The CCDI also made pub­lic de­tailed in­for­ma­tion about 22 high-pro­file Chinese fugi­tives, 15 of whom are in the US and Canada. The in­for­ma­tion in­cluded sus­pects’ photos, ID num­bers, pass­port num­bers, sus­pected crimes, the date they fled China and their sus­pected cur­rent lo­ca­tion.

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