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« on: October 05, 2018, 09:34:55 am »
« edited: November 21, 2018, 10:59:50 am by PSOL »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-interpol-missing/chinese-interpol-chief-reported-missing-on-home-visit-say-french-police-idUSKCN1MF1BC
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Mengís wife contacted police in Lyon, the French city where the international police cooperation agency has its headquarters, after not hearing from him since his departure on September 29, police sources said.

Hong Kongís South China Morning Post quoted an unnamed source as saying Meng, 64, was under investigation in China and had been taken away for questioning as soon as he landed there.

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 03:31:55 pm »

I've got a feeling he's going to be "missing" for a long time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 12:19:12 pm »

The weird thing about this is that he doesn't seem to have been doing anything other than his job and that job doesn't involve anything that would be controversial as far as China is concerned.  Nor is there anything I can think of that that Xi might want him to do that would require him to subvert his authority. Even if this is somehow corruption-related from his previous job, you'd think that the Chinese would be savvy enuf to realize this wasn't the best way to handle it PR-wise.  At the very least, wait until both he and his wife are in the country to disappear them.
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 06:05:40 pm »

He left a message to his wife on What's App with a knife emoji and the message "Wait for my call." This is some serious Dan Brown/Nick Cage stuff here.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/07/europe/missing-interpol-president-china-meng-hongwei/index.html
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 07:43:30 pm »

The weird thing about this is that he doesn't seem to have been doing anything other than his job and that job doesn't involve anything that would be controversial as far as China is concerned.  Nor is there anything I can think of that that Xi might want him to do that would require him to subvert his authority. Even if this is somehow corruption-related from his previous job, you'd think that the Chinese would be savvy enuf to realize this wasn't the best way to handle it PR-wise.  At the very least, wait until both he and his wife are in the country to disappear them.

Clearly, Xi does not want Interpol meddling in China's affairs, and this is an attempt to send a message to them.

He could've easily detained a foreign national who also was a member of Interpol instead.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 10:57:03 am »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-interpol-election/interpol-elects-south-korean-as-president-russia-condemns-western-pressure-idUSKCN1NQ0N3
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International police organization Interpol on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president, beating a Russian whose candidacy had raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference.

Interpolís Secretary-General Jurgen Stock told reporters Kimís election was free and transparent after Russia said clear outside pressure had been exerted on the vote.

Kim was elected president, a largely ceremonial role, at Interpolís annual congress in Dubai for a two-year term to succeed Chinaís Meng Hongwei. The presidency is typically held for four years.
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