According to a report from Xinhua, the People’s Supreme Court of China approved the death sentences of two Chinese deputy mayors. They were executed on July 19, 2011. Xu Manyong, the deputy mayor of Hangzhou City (the capital of Zhejiang Province), solicited and accepted bribes totaling 145 million yuan (about US$22.5 million). Jiang Renjie, the deputy mayor of Suzhou City (in Jiangsu Province), solicited and accepted bribes totalling 108 million yuan (US$17 million).
Source: Xinhua, July 19, 2011