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Chinese fugitive returns from Canada to face graft charges

By Zhang Yan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-11-07 19:08

He Jian, one of China's most-wanted fugitives, has returned to the country after seven years to face charges of corruption, the Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday.

The suspect, a former senior manager for a real estate company in Hebei province, fled to Canada in 2010 after being accused of bribery, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Authorities quickly froze his assets to prevent him transferring money abroad.

Interpol issued red notices — international arrest warrants — for 100 Chinese fugitives in April 2015. So far, 49 have returned from 16 countries and regions, including five from Canada.

"No matter where these fugitives are, we will try every effort to arrest them and bring them back to face justice," the CCDI said on Tuesday.

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