CHINA Nearly 5,000 fugitives netted in China's global anti-corruption manhunt

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Nearly 5,000 fugitives netted in China's global anti-corruption manhunt

Xinhua

22:37, January 06, 2019

BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's global anti-corruption manhunt saw the return of 4,997 fugitives from more than 120 countries and regions between 2014 and Nov. 30, 2018, latest official figures showed.

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Jiang Lei, former executive vice-chairman of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, is escorted by disciplinary officers at Beijing Capital International Airport on Friday after he returned to China to face graft charges. (Photo: Xinhua)

They included 1,015 people who used to be members of the Communist Party of China or employees at government agencies, according to central anti-corruption authorities.

During the same period, 10.51 billion yuan ($1,530 million) in ill-gotten gains were recovered as a result of the manhunt.

Of the nearly 5,000 netted people, 56 were among the 100 fugitive criminal suspects who were on a "red notice" list and were most-wanted by China for their involvement in key corruption cases, the figures also showed.

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