China says nets 680 graft suspects in 'unprecedented' haul

January 8, 2015 6:47 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's aggressive anti-corruption campaign targeting suspects who have fled abroad has led to an "unprecedented" repatriation of 680 people suspected of committing economic crimes, the China's Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Last July, the government launched the campaign, dubbed Operation Fox Hunt, to hunt down officials and businessmen who have absconded, often taking their ill-gotten gains with them.

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