Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A pretty clear and unequivocal message sent

Well they won't be doing that no more.

Now will they?

Two former city officials executed for bribery as China beefs up anti-corruption fight
Xinhua News -

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Two former vice mayors of east China's cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou, Xu Maiyong and Jiang Renjie, were executed Tuesday morning for bribery, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said.

The SPC approved the executions after reviewing both cases, Sun Jungong, a spokesman for the SPC, said during a press conference held in Beijing on Tuesday.

Xu used his official power to interfere with project contracts and to help companies and people obtain land, promotions and tax breaks while acting as chief of the Xihu District government, Party secretary of the district and mayor of Zhejiang Province's city of Hangzhou, Sun said.

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