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China Execution

NPR's Rob Gifford talks to ATC host Robert Siegel about today's execution of a high-level Chinese government official on charges of accepting bribes. Cheng Kejie, a vice chairman of the legislature, is the most senior official to be put to death in a widening anti-corruption campaign that now involves trials in five southeastern cities. Increasing public anger over official corruption is considered a major threat to domestic security and the government pledges to do something about it. But it's unclear whether the government is willing to take action against any and all officials, no matter their rank or connections.

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