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Thursday, December 07, 2017, 14:11
'Red Notice' fugitive Li Wenge returns to China
By Xinhua
Thursday, December 07, 2017, 14:11 By Xinhua

This undated photo shows a gavel in a court. Li Wenge, one of China's most wanted fugitives, has returned to China and turned himself in, the anti-corruption authority said on Dec 6, 2017. (PHOTO / IC)

BEIJING -- Li Wenge, one of China's most wanted fugitives, has returned to China and turned himself in, the anti-corruption authority said Wednesday.

Li, a former taxation bureau worker in southwest China's Yunnan province, was suspected of contract fraud and fled to Canada in August 2013, according to a statement released by the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

In April 2015, Interpol's National Central Bureau of China released a list of 100 fugitives suspected of involvement in corruption, all of whom are on Interpol's "Red Notice" for international arrest.

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Many of the fugitives are former government or state-owned enterprise employees.

Li was number 28 on the list and the 51st to return so far.

"As the 14th International Anti-Corruption day falls Saturday, China is willing to join hands with the international community to fight corruption and capture more fugitives in the future," the statement said.

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