BEIJING – China has issued a list of its top 100 officials wanted on suspicion of corruption who are believed to have fled abroad.
Photos of the suspects were splashed across two pages of the official China Daily newspaper on Thursday, along with their names, ages, hometowns, languages spoken and the crimes they're suspected of committing. Bribery, embezzlement and fraud appeared to be the most common charges.
The ruling Communist Party's corruption watchdog agency says Interpol has issued arrest notices for all 100. It said the majority were believed to have fled to Canada and the U.S.
China has launched a pair of transnational operations codenamed "Fox Hunt" and "Sky Net" seeking the return of suspects from abroad as part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's overall war on corruption.