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China's former Interpol chief pleads guilty to bribery

Jun 20, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court says Meng Hongwei 'showed repentance' during the hearing, which was the culmination of a dramatic case that shook Interpol and put a spotlight on China's opaque judicial system

MENG HONGWEI. This handout photo taken on June 20, 2019 and released by the Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court shows former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei (2nd R) during his trial at the court in Tianjin, northern China. Handout photo by Tianjin No.1 Intermediate Court/AFP

China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief's wife 'abuse of procedure'

May 15, 2019 - 6:31 PM

'There is no so-called political persecution,' says Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, days after Grace Meng's lawyer in France said she has been granted asylum

GRACE MENG. Grace, the wife of the missing Interpol president Meng Hongwei, talks to journalists on October 7, 2018 in Lyon, southeast France. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

China charges ex-Interpol chief with accepting bribes

May 10, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Meng Hongwei is among a growing group of Communist Party cadres caught in President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign, which critics say has served as a way to remove the leader's political enemies

EX-INTERPOL CHIEF. This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by AFP

China formally arrests ex-Interpol chief

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Prosecutors 'decided to arrest Meng Hongwei on suspicion of accepting bribes,' the Supreme People's Procuratorate says in a brief statement

EX-INTERPOL CHIEF. This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by AFP

China expels ex-Interpol chief Meng from Communist Party

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:01 PM

(UPDATED) Meng Hongwei, who served as the vice minister of public security, vanished in September 2018 during a visit to China from France, and was later accused of accepting bribes

MENG HONGWEI. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017, Meng Hongwei gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Interpol picks South Korea's Kim as president over Russian rival

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The US-backed Kim is picked at a meeting of delegates from Interpol member nations in Dubai to replace Meng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September

NEW PRESIDENT. South Korea's Kim Jong-yang is the new Interpol president. File photo from the Interpol website

Interpol's missing Chinese chief resigns amid Beijing probe

Oct 08, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The revelations come as Meng Hongwei's wife voiced concern for his life after receiving a final text message from his phone with a knife emoji

RESIGNING. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017, Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

China tight-lipped on disappeared Interpol chief

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:39 PM

News of his absence is swiftly followed by speculation that Meng – who also serves as a vice-minister of China's Ministry of Public Security – have been swept up in Beijing's secretive anti-corruption campaign

CHIEF. In this file photo taken on July 4, 2017 Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, gives an addresses at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

New Chinese Interpol chief sparks rights concerns

Nov 10, 2016 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei is chosen as the new head of the global police organization at its annual general assembly on the Indonesian island of Bali

INTERPOL. Indonesian police line up during the opening ceremony of the Interpol Annual General Assembly in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 7, 2016. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/ AFP