Tue, July 19, 2011
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Two former vice mayors executed for bribery

2011-07-19 05:20:49 GMT2011-07-19 13:20:49(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

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

The SPC approved the execution after reviewing both cases, the SPC said during a press conference held in Beijing.

Xu Maiyong, a former vice mayor of the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power and sentenced to death by the Intermediate People's Court of the city of Ningbo on May 12.

Jiang Renjie, a former vice mayor of the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province, was convicted of bribery and sentenced to death by the Intermediate People's Court of the city of Nanjing in April 2008.

Both Xu and Jiang appealed the courts' decisions after their trials. Their appeals were rejected by higher courts.

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