Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing, who was accused of running a US$10 billion smuggling ring before fleeing to Canada, was deported by Canada in 2011 after a decades-long legal battle. Photo: Reuters
Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing, who was accused of running a US$10 billion smuggling ring before fleeing to Canada, was deported by Canada in 2011 after a decades-long legal battle. Photo: Reuters

China says graft fugitives abroad abuse system to prolong cases

Liu Jianchao, official leading efforts to repatriate fugitives, says Beijing faces uphill battle, despite bringing home more than 800 suspected corrupt officials, including 18 of the 100 on its ‘most wanted’ list since April

Topic |   Corruption in China
Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing, who was accused of running a US$10 billion smuggling ring before fleeing to Canada, was deported by Canada in 2011 after a decades-long legal battle. Photo: Reuters
Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing, who was accused of running a US$10 billion smuggling ring before fleeing to Canada, was deported by Canada in 2011 after a decades-long legal battle. Photo: Reuters
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