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China Battles to Bring Fugitives Back

One of China’s top anti-corruption officials says fugitives who have fled overseas are using stolen money and lawyers to protect themselves. He also denies that those who are returned are being tortured, a key concern of rights groups and governments that are asked to turn the suspects over to Chinese authorities. At a rare briefing on Thursday, Liu Jianchao, vice minister of China’s National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, said the challenges were impeding many cases, including efforts...

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