05 December 2018 :
A former Chinese official accused of taking bribes has been extradited from Bulgaria to China in the first such move by an European Union member state, Beijing's top graft buster said on 30 November 2018.
Yao Jinqi, 62, was sent back to China after it was established he would not face the death penalty, according to Sofia authorities.
"The law enforcement agencies of China and Bulgaria worked closely together and Yao Jinqi, a suspect who fled to Bulgaria, was extradited," China's National Supervision Commission said in a statement.
"It is also the first time that we have successfully extradited a bureaucrat suspected of work-related crimes from an EU member state."