BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) -- A graft fugitive returned to China from the United States Thursday to turn himself in, according to the Communist Party of China's disciplinary watchdog.
Wang Jiazhe, born in December 1961, was a former employee of "Liaoning Daily" in northeast China's Liaoning Province. He fled to the United States in January 2000 after being accused of contract fraud, according to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
He was number 40 on China's top 100 fugitives listed in an Interpol "red notice" and the 39th to be returned so far.
China launched its "Sky Net" campaign in April 2015, aiming to bring back 100 suspects accused of economic crimes who have fled overseas.
With the space for graft and power abuse considerably narrowed at home after years of anti-corruption efforts, China is increasingly looking for international cooperation in apprehending suspects overseas.