BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- A fugitive suspected of economic crimes in East China's Shandong Province has turned himself in to the authorities, only five months after he fled to Canada, the country's top anti-graft watchdog said on Saturday.
The surrender of Wang Weixin, 62, in just five month has again illustrated the unwavering resolve of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to eradicate corruption, said the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in a statement on its website.
Wang, former head of Daxinzhuang Village, Jinan City, is suspected of involvement in a case of illegal transfer of land use right.
In the statement, the CCDI also urged fugitive suspects to let go of illusions and take the opportunity to surrender to the authorities as early as possible.
Fugitives who opt to surrender before Dec. 31 and confess to their crimes will be eligible for lesser punishments, according to an announcement jointly released in August by several central agencies, including the National Supervisory Commission and the Ministry of Public Security.