China on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption operation to search for individuals hiding abroad, suspected of committing malfeasance, and return the stolen funds. The state news agency of the PRC "Xinhua" writes about this.
Operation, codenamed Sky Net 2021, will focus on catching suspects who have fled overseas in recent years, detaining former county-level officials and above involved in large-scale bribery, and cases that sparked a powerful public resonance.
"China will actively participate in the development of international rules and strengthen international cooperation in the fight against corruption," - said the Office for the capture of fugitive corrupt officials under the Central Government's Anti-Corruption Coordination Group.
Last year, a total of 1,421 people who fled from justice abroad, including 28 fugitives from the Interpol "red circular", were taken to China. Also, during the anti-corruption operation, about 2.95 billion yuan (about $ 456 million) were returned to the country's treasury, misappropriated by these individuals.