China’s aggressive efforts to bring back fugitives grow more brazen
April 29, 2022
To get a fugitive in Cyprus to surrender, Beijing harassed his partner and their relatives in China.
When Liu Lingshuang, a Chinese national living on the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, went to renew the passports of her two children, the embassy rejected her request because their father was a wanted man in China.
But if Liu could persuade Ma Chao to come to the embassy and admit to committing a crime, then the renewal might be possible, embassy staff told her. Its offer was recounted by a person familiar with the exchange, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from the Chinese government.
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