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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 December, 2003, 11:11 GMT
Chinese businessman executed
A man has been executed in southern China after being found guilty of amassing a fortune while his state-owned investment company went bankrupt.

The Chinese official news agency, Xinhua, said the man, Li Yaoqi, the former chairman of Hainan International Investment Group, was convicted of illegally amassing over $5m over a period of six years.

His execution comes as China continues an anti-corruption drive.

On Monday the deputy governor of Anhui province was sentenced to death for corruption.

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