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“China’s Most Wanted Fugitive” Stands Trial

Lai Changxing, a Fujian native, has been pursued by the Chinese government on criminal charges of corruption, smuggling, and bribery for more than a decade. He left the mainland for Hong Kong in 1991, proceeding on to Vancouver...

China Hails Canada Decision to Extradite Fugitive

Last Thursday Canadian courts finally agreed to extradite Lai Changxing, known as China’s “most wanted fugitive” on the assurance that he would not be tortured or executed by the Chinese government. From...

Beijing Slams Canada Over Fugitive’s Visa: Report

From AFP: Beijing has criticised a decision by Canada to grant a work permit to a Chinese citizen charged with smuggling and considered one of the country’s most wanted fugitives, the Beijing News reported Saturday....

Smuggler Lai Wins Canadian Court Reprieve – AP

From AP, via China Daily: The Canadian official who approved Lai’s removal order failed to properly consider Lai’s claim that he would be tortured, a Federal Court judge ruled… The slow pace of Lai’s deportation case — which has gone on for seven years — has become a thorn in Chinese-Canadian relations even though Ottawa […]

Chinese fugitive breaks silence on politburo member – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times: China’s most famous fugitive has spoken publicly for the first time about his relationship with a senior member of the Chinese politburo, Jia Qinglin, a controversial figure whose family has long fended off corruption allegations. The fugitive, Lai Changxing, is fighting extradition from exile in Canada where he fled in 1999 after […]

Lai Changxing Writes His Memoirs – ESWN

From the EastSouthWestNorth blog: Lai Changxing is the smuggling kingpin involved in the greatest known corruption case in the history of the People’s Republic of China. He is presently fighting a deportation order in Canada and part of his argument is based upon the fact that Canada does not deport people to countries where they […]

China fugitive loses refugee plea

From BBC NEWS: The Supreme Court in Canada has refused a plea for refugee status by a man described by the Chinese government as its most wanted fugitive. Lai Changxing, who has been fighting to stay in Canada for the past six years, is accused of running a multi-billion dollar smuggling ring in the 1990s. […]

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