On December 5, the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced that Huang Yurong, the former Party Chief of the Henan Provincial Highway Administration, turned herself in at the Beijing Airport after 13 years of living as a fugitive in the United States.
CCDI said Huang chose to return to China to face corruption charges because an anti-corruption special task force under the Central Commission, which the China Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supported, had been instrumental in persuading her.
The announcement cited U.S. assistance that had been given during the process. “In December 2014, the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the Sino-U.S. Law Enforcement Cooperation Liaison Group identified Huang Yurong as a priority for Sino-U.S. cooperation. The two sides joined forces and carried out joint investigations to obtain evidence and other related work.”
Huang is accused of having abused her position to embezzle funds and take bribes. She fled to the U.S. in August 2002.
Source: Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party, December 5, 2015 http://www.ccdi.gov.cn/xwtt/201512/t20151204_69611.html