The Chinese authorities spoke about the mercy to the repentant corrupt
The Central Committee of the Communist party of China (CPC) for discipline inspection talked about the pardon repentant corrupt, voluntarily returned to China after fleeing abroad. 40 voluntarily returned or deported bribes 15 have different terms, three exempt from punishment. Details leads Reuters.
So, according to statistics contained in the report of the Commission, of the 100 wanted the corrupt, mostly living in the United States, Canada and Australia, the country returned to 40: some voluntarily, others were deported. 15 of them received various sentences up to life imprisonment.
Three people were released and suffered no punishment. This is Zhang Dawei, who repented their crimes and voluntarily returned all of the misappropriated assets, Zhu Zhenyu and Zhang Liping. Zhu was only an accomplice of a crime and self-surrendered, and the crime Zhang Lipina fake invoices to evade VAT — judges was considered too small.
After the election of the President of China in March 2013, XI Jinping has made anti corruption one of the priorities of its policy. He urged to fight against corruption, striking “and the tigers and the flies”, that is, sparing neither small, nor the most senior officials. Since then, the time under investigation were dozens of political heavyweights, including a member of the standing Committee of the political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Zhou Yongkang. 11 June 2016, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In the past party leaders this level was considered untouchable. Against corrupt officials, who fled abroad, commenced operation called “Fox Hunting”: Beijing has released a list of 100 most wanted corrupt officials and seeks from countries where they are hiding their extradition.