Fugi­tive sus­pected of tak­ing bribes surrenders in China

Global Times - - TOPNEWS -

Fugi­tive sus­pect Zheng Dongqiang on Wed­nes­day re­turned to China and sur­ren­dered to the author­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline Inspection.

Zheng, 65, was the for­mer deputy sec­re­tary of the Party com­mit­tee and deputy head of the pub­lic se­cu­rity bureau of Xi­a­men, Southeast China’s Fu­jian Prov­ince. Sus­pected of tak­ing bribes, he fled the coun­try in Jan­uary 2016.

Zheng is the fourth fugi­tive to re­turn to China and turn him­self in after the of­fice in charge of fugi­tive repa­tri­a­tion and as­set re­cov­ery un­der China’s cen­tral anti-cor­rup­tion co­or­di­na­tion group pub­li­cized clues re­lated to the crimes of 50 crim­i­nal sus­pects.

The of­fice re­it­er­ated in the state­ment that it will con­tinue to take stronger ac­tion to repa­tri­ate fugi­tives and re­cover as­sets, telling cor­rupt fugi­tives to com­pletely cast away their il­lu­sions and turn them­selves in as soon as pos­si­ble for le­niency.

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