China will escalate a crackdown on corrupt officials who have fled abroad with their “ill-gotten gains”, Reuters reported, citing a statement from the People’s Supreme Procuratorate. Those suspected of corruption will now be put under supervision and prohibited from leaving the country. Some academics estimate that more than 1 million mainland bureaucrats are moving assets offshore. Some US$1.65 billion in “dirty money” and property was recovered from corruption suspects last year. This move marks the latest government attempt to deal with so-called “naked officials,” the term for government workers who remain at home while their families reside overseas.