Qiao Jianjun was arrested by Swedish police a year ago following a request from Beijing. Photo: Handout

Swedish court’s decision to free Chinese suspect ‘a major setback’ for global fugitive hunt

  • Former head of grain storage facility Qiao Jianjun is wanted on suspicion of having embezzled millions of dollars
  • Development could be part of broader pushback against China amid distrust of legal system, political scientist says
Topic |   Crime in China

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Qiao Jianjun was arrested by Swedish police a year ago following a request from Beijing. Photo: Handout
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.