Graft fugitive hands herself in to Chinese police

Updated: 2016-06-23 14:46


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FUZHOU - A suspect accused of economic crimes who has been on the run for more than seven years has surrendered herself to police, local authorities said on Thursday.

Tang Dongmei, 57, was an accountant with the Arts and Crafts Import and Export Co Ltd in East China's Fujian province. She was suspected of embezzlement, and fled to Australia in December, 2008.

China launched its "Sky Net" campaign in 2015, aiming to bring back 100 suspects accused of economic crimes who have fled overseas.

Tang was number 36 on the list.

With the space for graft and power abuse considerably narrowed at home after years of anti-corruption efforts, China is increasingly looking for international cooperation to apprehend suspects overseas.

A total of 30 suspects on the list have been brought back so far.