Former government official facing corruption charges returns to China

BEIJING A former Chinese government official facing corruption charges who had fled to the United States has provided herself up and returned to China, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said on Saturday.

Huang Yurong, a former party head at the highway agency in Henan province, returned to China following 13 years in the United States, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) mentioned on its internet site.

The government earlier this year unveiled an initiative referred to as “Sky Net” to better coordinate its fight to return corrupt officials and published a list of one hundred graft suspects, including Huang Yurong, believed to be abroad and subject to an Interpol “red notice” – the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant.

Huang said she believed she had produced the right decision to return to China and she would actively participate in the judicial investigations, the CCDI mentioned.

No explanation for her return was offered.

China changed its techniques in its worldwide hunt for fugitives wanted at residence for corruption, after complaints from nations that objected to Beijing’s practice of sending investigators to track them down, a best Chinese anti-corruption official told Reuters in November.

Western nations have balked at signing extradition offers with China, partly out of concern about its judicial program. Rights groups say Chinese authorities use torture and that the death penalty is frequent in corruption circumstances.

China 1st succeeded in receiving a particular person back from the United States who was on the list of 100 wanted corruption suspects in September this year when Yang Jinjun, the common manager of a company in Wenzhou city, returned to southeastern China.

(Reporting by Sue-Lin Wong and Huang Kai Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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