Premier Zhu Rongji warns that corruption will be attacked "no matter which person or what department is involved."
84 people involved in the Xiamen smuggling case are jailed or sentenced to death. New rules ban relatives of regulators from engaging in business "that could conflict with public interest."
Graft probe nets Shijiazhuang Deputy Governor Cong Fukui and Mayor Zhang Erchen, who are expelled from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
In Beijing, the feared Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announces new antinepotism rules.
China's securities regulator launches a probe into listed companies. State enterprises including top drug maker Sanjiu Enterprises are charged with false disclosure and misappropriation of assets.