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Chinese fugitive Lai Changxing (C) speaks to reporters June 1, 2006, in Vancouver, Canada. Lai, the alleged boss of a multi-billion-dollar smuggling ring, has been fighting to stay in Canada since fleeing China in 1999 and claiming refugee status in 2000. In his appeals to stay in Canada he argued that he will face persecution and certain death if sent home. Lai's 11-year legal battle to stay in Canada ended July 21, 2011 after a court refused to stay his deportation.