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