Canada returns Chinese fugitive

BBC News

One of China’s most-wanted fugitives has arrived back in Beijing after a Canadian court cleared the way for his deportation.

The repatriation of Lai Changxing marks the end of a 12-year legal battle against his extradition.

The 52-year-old, who is accused in China of heading a multi-billion dollar smuggling operation, argued that he would be executed if sent back.

China has reassured Canada he will not face the death penalty if convicted.

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