China: Beijing Decides How to Regulate Its Anti-Corruption Body

Sep 26, 2017 | 22:58 GMT

China may soon restructure its main anti-corruption body, perhaps as early as next month's Communist Party Congress. According to sources, The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) reportedly would become more of a stand-alone law enforcement agency in order to encourage greater cooperation with international law enforcement. Beijing, after all, is widening its anti-corruption campaign to fleeing corrupt officials overseas, which would require assistance. Under this campaign, the so-called Operation Fox Hunt and later Operation Skynet, 2,566 fugitives from 90 countries have been netted from 2014 to 2016. So far, some $163 million has been recovered. And Beijing has sought to ramp up its anti-corruption campaign while working with foreign governments and institutions such as Interpol to facilitate the process. But the campaign has slowed, due in part to the reluctance international police have with working with the CCDI, which is considered too close to the Party. In this context,...

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