2 Chinese Politicians Executed For Taking Bribes

The execution of two former vice-mayors took place yesterday over an issue of corruption, as Beijing shows it is being tough on graft - which Communist Party General Secretary Hu Jintao has called one of the four dangers facing the party.

The two former officials, from the scenic and booming eastern cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou collected about 250 million yuan (HK$321.4 million) between them in bribes from real estate developers in exchange for helping them acquire land and related preferential policies, the Supreme People’s Court said.

Both government leaders were in charge of urban construction work, and their majorly related to land use and construction.