China considers suing 'economic fugitives' in the U.S., official says

November 26, 2014 6:08 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering suing people suspected of committing economic crimes who have fled to the United States and elsewhere with billions of dollars, an unusual step in a widening anti-graft campaign, a senior official said on Wednesday.

The move, part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive, underscores the challenges China faces in seeking the return of so-called economic fugitives.

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