On January 8, 2015, China’s Public Security Ministry held a press conference to announce that, as of December 31, 2014, the "Fox Hunt 2014" campaign had captured 680 economic fugitives. The ministry launched the campaign in July 2014 in order to catch corrupt Party officials living abroad and to confiscate their ill-gotten gains.
The number of 680 captured fugitives is four and half times the number captured in 2013. Of the 680, 290 were arrested and 390 surrendered.
As for the confiscated funds, the money involved for 208 of the fugitives was over 10 million yuan (US$1.61 million). The amount involved for another 74 was over 100 million yuan (US$16.09 million). Of the 680, 117 had been hiding overseas for over 10 years and 196 for over five years. The longest period of time involved was 22 years.
During the "Fox Hunt 2014" campaign, the Ministry of Public Security requested assistance from more than 90 countries and regions, sent out more than 70 special teams and made arrests in over 69 countries and regions. The Ministry of Public Security also dispatched a total of 14 working groups to supervise operations in key regions.
Source: Jinghua Times reprinted by People’s Daily, January 9, 2015 http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2015/0109/c1001-26354684.html