|Local residents welcome the execution of Wen Qiang, the former top justice official in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Wednesday. CFP|
Wen Qiang, the former top justice official in the southwestern city of Chongqing has been executed for corruption.
Local media reported he received a lethal injection at 10:00 Wednesday morning.
He was sentenced to death in April after being tried for a host of offences, including bribery, fraud, protecting criminal gangs and rape.
Rejoiced by the news, some local residents held banners that read "Wen's execution, Chongqing's stability" at the gates of the court and office building, as well as in the symbolic local square.