China executes two politicians for corruption as Beijing shows it is being tough on graft.
The two politicians are former vice-mayors from eastern cities of Hangzhou and Suzhou.
The Communisty Party General Secretary Hu Jintao has called corruption one of the four dangers facing the party.
The two former officials, took more than 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.
The criminals were both government leaders in charge of urban construction work.
Their major crimes were related to land use and construction.