China’s ‘Sky Net’ Just Gave Interpol a List of 100 Fugitive Officials

April 22, 2015 Updated: April 22, 2015

The Chinese regime’s anti-corruption agency is seeking the help of the international community to nab corrupt officials who have fled overseas.

On Wednesday, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced on its website that a hundred Communist Party officials have been placed on the Red Notice list of global policing organization INTERPOL.

Persons on the Red Notice list are wanted by countries for criminal charges, and INTERPOL will aid national police forces in “identifying and locating these persons with a view to their arrest and extradition or similar lawful action,” according to INTERPOL’s website.

CCDI wrote on its website that the 100 Chinese officials listed are only a portion of those who are at large abroad, and that they will “reinforce cooperation across borders and fully utilize all resources to ensure these corrupt officials, who are like rats that everyone desires to terminate, are brought to justice.”

Going by the CCDI list, which provides details such as names, mugshots, former workplace and title, the year they fled, charges, and so on, a third of the fled Chinese officials are currently residing in the United States. Other officials end up in exotic locales like Ghana and Guinea-Bissau in Africa, and Grenada in the Carribeans.

The Party anti-corruption watchdog’s latest move is part of its new ‘Sky Net’ campaign—an initiative bent on hunting absconded officials through inter-agency and now international cooperation. Previously, CCDI worked bilaterally to extradite fugitives under an earlier campaign, dubbed “Operation Fox Hunt.”

CCDI has already spotlighted some early successes—a few days after “Sky Net’ was officially announced, it ran a picture-laden article about the arrest of two top Tianjin officials in Laos.

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