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Interpol president resigns after going ‘missing’ and turning up under investigation in China

In an extremely bizarre series of events, Interpol president Meng Hongwei was reported missing by his wife, the Chinese government confirmed that he is being “monitored and investigated” by anti-corruption party investigators, and Interpol announced that they had received his resignation. When Meng, a vice minister of public security in China, was elected President of Interpol in 2016, many international observers were suspicious of the choice, fearing he might shift international policing priorities towards those favored by Beijing. The details surrounding his disappearance and reemergence under Communist party custody are currently too few and disconnected to prompt a coordinated international response, and the fallout in international policing relations between governments, within the upper echelons of the Chinese government, and elsewhere remain to be seen. 

Source: Interpol president resigns after going ‘missing’ and turning up under investigation in China – Shanghaiist

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