China accuses detained Interpol chief of bribery

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Beijing admits it is holding Meng Hongwei, who had been missing since 25 September

China has accused the missing ex-Interpol president, Meng Hongwei, of bribery, as the case continues to tarnish Beijing’s image as a rising power and responsible member of international organisations.

In a terse statement on Sunday evening, the Chinese authorities admitted they were holding Meng and China’s ministry of public security said on Monday that the Interpol chief, who was reported missing in France at the weekend, was being investigated for accepting bribes.

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