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    Head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, missing after China trip

    French police are investigating the apparent disappearance of the head of Interpol. His wife reported him missing after a trip to China in late September.


    French authorities have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the head of Interpol, police sources told several news outlets on Friday.


    Meng Hongwei, a Chinese national who was elected head of Interpol in 2016, traveled to China at the end of September and has not been heard from since, his wife told police.


    Interpol told DW it was "aware of media reports in connection with the alleged disappearance of Interpol President Meng Hongwei."

    "This is a matter for the relevant authorities in both France and China," it said in a statement, but stressed day-to-day operations were run by the secretary general, not the president.


    Interpol's headquarters are in Lyon, in central France.



    First Chinese head


    Meng served as Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security before he succeeded French policewoman Mireille Ballestrazzi, becoming the first Chinese official to hold the post.


    At the time, human rights organizations such as Amnesty International expressed concerns that Beijing could use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad.


    Meng has also served as vice chairman of the national narcotics control commission and director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office for China.


    Read more: Interpol: Who polices the world's police?


    https://www.dw.com/en/head-of-interp...rip/a-45766942

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    At the time, human rights organizations such as Amnesty International expressed concerns that Beijing could use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad.
    But he didn't, so...
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    His wife reported him missing after a trip to China in late September.
    Toe the line, or don't go home.

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    Expect more, these Chinese take aways, one is neverna enuff,
    Perhap's he been Shanghaie'd or specially rendered by Momosexualas in Chunkbint Mansions Tsimshat Suey, afart worse than death

    Meng the Chinese Copper
    Realyl fanced a wopper
    Went home via Nana
    To see Tom's banana
    Instead Met Topper's chopper

    Worry not INTERPOLLIT on it

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    He's prolly doing some serious undercover work in Nana or in Patters....

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    fawn , you are going the wongwei

    Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post quoted an unnamed source as saying Meng had been taken for questioning as soon as he landed there, but it also was not clear why.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...-idUSKCN1MF1BC

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    AI dun him in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    fawn , you are going the wongwei
    two typo rory, Will his remains be vaped into a meng vase.

    While neither an international han of mystery or a hitman , I've rubbed out a few in my time and this chop suey smells rank

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    Prolly getting a bit of that "re-education" the chinkies love so much.

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    Operation Fox Hunt

    Al Jazeera's Brown added that Meng was vice minister of the Public Security Bureau prior to his Interpol appointment and that made him a very powerful man.

    "For some context, [Meng's] boss is a man who was jailed for corruption. Zhou Yongkang was the J Edgar Hoover of Chinese politics, he was the security tzar of China," he said.

    "Then, in 2016, another vice minister of public security was jailed for corruption, so there is a pattern emerging. It is quite possible that Meng found himself on the wrong side of the political divide in China, at a time when President Xi Jinping is intensifying his crackdown on corruption."

    The Chinese clampdown on corruption, known as Operation Fox Hunt, has led to claims in some countries that Chinese law enforcement agents have been operating covertly on their soil without the approval or consent of local authorities.

    Some critics also view the campaign as a way for President Xi to purge the party of political foes. Since it began, several top officials have been detained and charged with crimes including "severe disciplinary violations", a phrase that usually refers to corruption.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/...065220956.html

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    Ahh... Wong tuwrn.

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    Last seen checking in at the Qantas desk bound for Sydney with two giant boxes of porridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    The Chinese clampdown on corruption, known as Operation Fox Hunt,
    I get an image of a bunch of secretive-looking Chinese decked out in riding pink, astride their horses, riding to the hounds.

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    How does a missing person resign?

    JUST IN: Interpol says it has received the resignation of Meng Hongwei, who had been reported missing, as president.



    https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

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    Perhaps re education in Mongolia and we'll get updates, he obviously has the nutz on many so will squeal repent then go on gardening leave or be rubbed out pretty much like whistlers everywhere

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    The wife of missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei has said he sent her an image of a knife before he disappeared in China.

    Grace Meng told reporters in Lyon, France, that she thinks her husband was trying to tell her he was in danger.

    It comes as authorities in China said the Interpol president is under investigation on suspicion of breaking the law.

    The Communist Party's corruption unit said Mr Meng, who is also China's vice minister of public security, is "suspected of violating the law and is currently under the monitoring and investigation" of the body.

    Meanwhile, Interpol says Mr Meng resigned as the body's president this evening - but did not give any further details.

    The agency issued a statement yesterday
    demanding "clarification" from China after Mr Meng's disappearance.

    It said: "Interpol has requested through official law enforcement channels clarification from China's authorities on the status of Interpol's president Meng Hongwei.

    "Interpol's general secretariat looks forward to an official response from China's authorities to address concerns over the president's well-being."

    Mrs Meng said she has had no further contact with her husband since she received the knife image on 25 September.

    She added that four minutes earlier he had messaged her saying "wait for my call".

    Ms Meng said: "His job is very busy. We connected every day."

    Mrs Meng would not speculate on what might have happened to her husband. Asked if she believes he has been arrested, she said: "In China, what happened, I'm not sure.".

    She read a statement during her press conference in Lyon but would not allow reporters to show her face, saying she feared for her own safety and the safety of her two children.

    French police announced on Friday that they were leading investigations to find Mr Meng.

    Interpol links forces from its 192 member states. It is unlikely to be affected by Mr Meng's disappearance because the secretary general is largely responsible for day-to-day operations.

    Interpol's main function is to provide a mechanism for police forces in different countries to notify each other of wanted suspects.

    https://news.sky.com/story/missing-i...rance-11520792

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    They thought he done a runner, but they've run a doner, if head cop of the worl'ds topcop shop aint safe from Chinese brutes then who is.

    Emperor Xi is extending his moderation on Maoist scale, crackdowns , fear, time for Trump strike soon while USA has any chance to put China back in the box , it may be too late in another generation.

    A US default , renege on all those treasuries pay the Nips to do the wet work

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    China says missing Interpol chief accepted bribes

    China has claimed Meng Hongwei, the Interpol chief who was reported missing from his home in the French city of Lyon last week, took bribes, according to AFP.


    In a brief statement, China’s National Supervisory Commission said Meng is “suspected of violating the law,” but gave no further details.

    Beijing confirmed Sunday that Meng, who also serves as a Deputy Minister of Public Security in China, had resigned as Interpol president and was being held in China.

    MORE https://www.politico.eu/article/chin...cepted-bribes/

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    if head cop of the worl'ds topcop shop aint safe from Chinese brutes then who is.
    Are you suggesting the arrest of Chinese citizen by the Chinese police force in China is an act of brutality?

    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    A US default , renege on all those treasuries pay the Nips to do the wet work

    Are you suggesting ameristan declares war with China?

    Here is a Chinese report, with a western comparisons :

    Western media refuses to understand China’s law in Meng case

    "Meng Hongwei, vice minister of the Ministry of Public Security, is being investigated by China's National Supervisory Commission for suspected violations of the law, according to an official statement released by the commission on Sunday. A meeting convened early Monday morning by the Communist Party committee of the Ministry of Public Security disclosed information about Meng taking bribes and suspected legal violations.

    Since Friday, foreign media have started reporting that Meng, president of Interpol, was missing in China and that his wife had reported the case to French police. There is wide speculation that he might be under investigation. But the Western media deliberately used such words as "disappearing" and "missing" to attack China's political system. They are still using these words even after the official statement was released.

    Meng, as a senior official of China's Ministry of Public Security, is subject to the supervision of the National Supervisory Commission. It's in full compliance with the law for the commission to investigate his suspected serious violations of the law. His position at Interpol is not a shield to evade Chinese law.

    In 2011, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, then managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was arrested by the US police on accusations that he sexually attacked a maid at a midtown Manhattan hotel. As Kahn was then considered a strong candidate for the French presidency position, the case even affected the elections that year. US police arrested him without considering his high-ranking position in the IMF.

    Imagine if the Interpol president were an American and that he was arrested by the police for suspected violations of the law upon returning to the US, would there be a problem?

    The Western media's brouhaha stems from their disrespect for Chinese law and misunderstanding of China's anti-corruption campaign. Wherever China's legal system differs from the West's, they arrogantly regard such differences as "flaws."

    Comprehensively promoting the rule of law has been an established national policy since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Since then, China has launched a sweeping anti-graft campaign, bringing great changes to the exercise of power. The anti-corruption campaign, a tough job, is a milestone in China. The campaign has drawn on some concepts of Western governance but has been carried out based on Chinese realities with the aim of establishing a stable and clean environment for the exercise of public power.

    Regrettably Western opinion rarely applauds China's righteous anti-corruption campaign. Rather it rants and raves against it or even viciously misinterprets it. If the Western media attacks China over its elimination of corrupt officials, what justice can China expect in their reports?

    The investigation of Meng by China's National Supervisory Commission strictly adheres to the Supervision Law adopted by the country's national legislature earlier this year. As Meng held a position at Interpol, his case involves communications and coordination among supervisory and diplomatic organs. The Western media is adept at hyping this particular aspect and that is how they exercise their hegemonic rhetoric.

    Meng is the highest-level official to be investigated since the Supervision Law took effect. We believe the fresh application of this new law will have a magnificent deterring effect upon other potentially corrupt officials."

    Western media refuses to understand China?s law in Meng case - Global Times


    The person may of course do a deal, a la western legal acceptable practice and escape the AA shells.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Probe of vice-minister proves equal treatment

    An investigation of Meng Hongwei, vice-minister of public security, whose suspected lawbreaking includes taking bribes, shows China's strong determination to fight corruption, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.


    "The investigation of Meng is very timely …which shows that there's no privilege or exception in the face of laws, and no person can escape punishment if he or she violates the law," said the statement, released after a ministry meeting chaired by State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi.


    The National Supervisory Commission announced late on Sunday that 64-year-old Meng is being investigated for suspected lawbreaking without giving details, but the ministry statement made it clear that he is suspected of taking bribes.


    The news received huge attention worldwide because Meng also served as president of Interpol, which is based in France.


    In November 2016, Meng was elected president of Interpol at its 85th members' meeting in Indonesia, becoming the first Chinese to hold the post. He was to serve a four-year term.


    Before his election as Interpol president, Meng was vice-minister of public security and had served as head of the China Coast Guard. After becoming Interpol president, he still held the position of vice-minister of public security in China.


    On Monday, Interpol said in a statement that the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon received Meng's resignation as president of Interpol with immediate effect.


    According to the statement, the senior vice-president serving on Interpol's executive committee, Kim Jong Yang of South Korea, became the acting president under the terms of Interpol's Constitution and internal regulations.


    Interpol's 87th General Assembly Session will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Nov 18 to 21, at which time the organization will elect a new president for the remaining two years of the current mandate.


    On Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that China will continue to support Interpol and cooperate with its member states in fighting transnational crimes.


    As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a responsible country, China will continue fulfilling its role in international affairs and multilateral institutions, Lu said at a regular news conference.


    Speaking of selecting a new head of Interpol, Lu said that China thinks its member states will make reasonable arrangements according to the Constitution of the organization.


    Previous high-ranking officials were placed under graft probes by both the National Supervisory Commission and the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, but Sunday's announcement only states that Meng is being investigated by the supervisory commission.


    Jiang Laiyong, a researcher at China Anti-Corruption Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that the change might be because supervisory inspectors first discovered Meng's suspected illegal acts, and they intervened in a timely fashion.


    "During the investigation, if discipline officers found Meng also had violated Party rules, he would face punishment within the Party as well," he said.


    According to the statement of the meeting of the Ministry of Public Security on Monday, efforts should be made to fully understand the harm Meng's case has brought to the Party and the public security sector, and draw lessons from it.


    There should be a lasting momentum to fight corruption and continuous efforts to build a clean and honest police force, according to the meeting's statement.


    It also said the lingering negative effect of Zhou Yongkang must be completely cleared, it said. Zhou, formerly a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee who was in charge of the country's legal affairs, was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2015 for accepting bribes, abusing his power and deliberately disclosing State secrets.

    Probe of vice-minister proves equal treatment - Chinadaily.com.cn

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    The New York Times has some intelligent things to say about it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/w...Asia%20Pacific

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    The New York Times has some intelligent things to say about it.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/w...Asia%20Pacific

    NYT eh 😎

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    Of course it might just be Winnie the Pooh continuing to stamp his authority on all things Chinky and cement his place as eternal dictator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Are you suggesting the arrest of Chinese citizen by the Chinese police force in China is an act of brutality?
    His family not knowing his whereabouts whether dead , abducted is not how arrests should happen

    There are liberal democracies and liberal dictatorships like here where you are largely left to your own devices unless you wish to upset the Poo Yais or muscle in on local mafias.

    Then you have the illiberal regimes with death penalties, torture, huge defence machismo,USa with its waterboarding renddition , Israel or Russia kill first ask questions after then we have the largest nation no 2 economy which under Xi is becoming ever more of a fascist state, secret police, show trial s, mass surveillance be it Spratleys Uighurs , Tibetan rights, trying to silence critics, S China Sea , one could be a rogue minister or policy as we see in varying voices from Austia, Malayysia Itlay or Sweden .Its a grim prospect for the Chinese people and the world.

    The War with US has started, trade for now and more tariffs planned

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    His family not knowing his whereabouts whether dead , abducted is not how arrests should happen
    As alleged by some. Not every country is driven by minute by minute news headlines.

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