On October 30, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Ministry of Supervision website published the results of the anti-corruption initiative regarding the international pursuit of stolen goods. Since the office for the international pursuit of stolen goods was set up under the Central Anti-Corruption Coordination Group in 2014, China has launched the special actions of “Skynet 2015” and “Skynet 2016.” As of September 2016, more than 2210 fugitives, including 363 government staff members, had been captured and returned to China from 70 countries and regions. The amount recovered was 7.994 billion yuan (US$1.18 billion). Among the Interpol issued red arrest warrants for 100 suspected criminals who were government workers, 35 have been arrested. A total of 19 were returned from Western developed countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The 100 red warrant suspects came from 23 provinces and cities. Most of them were from Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and other coastal provinces in the southeast.
Source: People’s Daily, October 31, 2016