Campaign sees 857 fugitives returned to China

Updated: 2016-01-28 14:13


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Campaign sees 857 fugitives returned to China

File photo of Pei Jianqiang, one of China's most wanted economic fugutives, is escorted by policemen at Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 1, 2016. Fleeing abroad in 2009, the 48-year-old former manager of China International Enterprises Cooperative's import and export department is one of the 100 economic suspects on a list wanted worldwide by the Interpol's National Central Bureau of China. The list is part of China's "Sky Net" campaign to repatriate corruption suspects fleeing overseas. [Xinhua/Li Xin]

China seized more than 850 fugitives hiding overseas last year, in a campaign to net suspects implicated in economic crimes.

The fugitives, scattered across over 60 countries and regions, include 360 who turned themselves in to police as part of Fox Hunt 2015.

Over 210 were implicated in cases involving over 10 million yuan or 1.5 million U.S. dollars, 40 had been on the run for over a decade, and one had evaded the law for 21 years.

Fox Hunt 2015 is part of the "Sky net" overseas anti-corruption campaign.

Police helped China's disciplinary body captured 120 fugitives suspected of duty-related crimes.

The Ministry of Public Security says "Fox Hunt 2016" will be launched soon.