China says using young, educated anti-graft officials as 'fox hunters'

April 18, 2015 9:50 AM

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's team charged with hunting down officials suspected of corruption who have fled overseas is aged 30 on average, speaks foreign languages and is well educated, a Chinese official said, giving rare details of a secretive operation.

The government launched Operation Fox Hunt last year to go after suspects who have left China to try and seek refuge abroad, often taking large sums with them, though little information about the project has been made public.

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