A vice-governor of Liaoning Province was sacked and a former vice-mayor in the southern city of Shenzhen was sentenced to 20 years in jail, according to state media.
The former vice-mayor of Liaoning's capital Shenyang in the early 1990s and vice-governor of the province since 1995 was sacked for taking bribes and is expected to face judicial charges.
Separately, the former vice-mayor of Shenzhen and deputy director of the city's People's Congress, was sentenced to 20 years in jail for taking large sums of bribe money and neglecting his duties.
He illegally approved a piece of land at a very low price in Shenzhen's busiest area for his son-in-law for property development, causing economic losses for the State valued at more than RMB 100 million (US$12 million).
The former vice-mayor is the highest-ranking Party and government official to be sentenced to serve a jail term in Shenzhen.