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Fu Zhenghua – the hunter becomes the prey

Picture from better times: Fu Zhenghua as China’s Minister of Justice in Beijing in 2019

Fu Zhenghua was considered the most dangerous hunter in Chinese law enforcement and a close ally of President Xi Jinping. It was Fu who cornered shady bar owners with his special investigations and brought down China’s most powerful officials. But all that is in the past; now, Fu Zhenghua himself has been busted. On Thursday, Chinese state television CCTV succinctly reported that China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate has decided to arrest Fu Zhenghua on suspicion of accepting bribes and bending the law for personal gain. It is the abrupt end of a stellar career.

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