More than 470 officials from over 160 countries are attending a three-day conference in Istanbul where the global body will elect a new president and executive committee members.
Lu Wei has admitted to his crimes that include accepting hefty bribes and expressed remorse, according to state broadcaster CCTV.
China made its first official statement since Interpol chief Meng Hongwei went missing on September 25.
Unnamed officials say France has launched an investigation into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, who is Interpol's president and a vice minister for public safety in China.
The election of a Chinese police veteran, Meng Hongwei, to head the global police agency, is "at odds with Interpol's mandate to work in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," Amnesty says.
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