Magazine

Table: A National Disease


Major Corruption Cases

JULY, 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.


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