Supreme People's Court Announces that Death Sentences for Three Bankers Convicted of Corruption have been Upheld; Warns that Corruption Will be Dealt with Severely (subscription-only)

September 20, 2004

Shi Jiangtao of the Post reports on an announcement by the Supreme People's Court that fraud in China's major state-owned banks will continue to be punished severely. The cases which elicited the statement by SPC vice-president Shen Deyong involved three defendants who had been officials of the China Construction Bank in Zhengzhou and the Bank of China branch in Zhuhai. Shen announced that the court had upheld their death sentences.