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Major Corruption CasesJULY, 1998
Beijing Party Secretary Chen Xitong escapes execution but is sentenced to 16 years for corruption.NOVEMBER, 1999
Investigators in Xiamen uncover a $6 billion smuggling and corruption racket involving senior provincial officials.JANUARY, 2000
Beijing reports that in 1999, corruption ate up 12% of the resettlement budget for the Three Gorges Dam megaproject.MARCH
Hu Changqing, deputy governor of Jiangxi, is executed for taking bribes totaling $658,000.SEPTEMBER
Cheng Kejie, a national legislator, is executed for taking some $5 million in bribes.DECEMBER
Investigators unearth corruption involving organized crime infiltrating the Shenyang city government.