Chinese pair put to death
The Supreme People's Court confirmed that death sentences on Xu Maiyong and Jiang Renjie had been carried out.
Xu was convicted in May of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power during his time as vice-mayor of the city of Hangzhou, west of Shanghai.
The second official, Jiang, was a former vice-mayor of Suzhou city in coastal Jiangsu province. He was convicted of taking bribes from property developers between 2001 and 2004 when he was in charge of urban planning.