Two officials with a state-owned enterprise in Beijing have been arrested for embezzling state-owned assets worth four million yuan, Xinhua reports. The suspects are the former manager of Beijing Huadu Flower & Wood Company, Peng Guilin, and the company's former vice-manager and cashier, Zhang Yumei. The No1 branch of the Beijing Municipal Procuratorate said they had broken a clause that says officials may not use large amounts of state-owned assets for private purposes or divide state-owned assets for use by individuals. This is yet another in a string of cases in the country's fight against official corruption. Xiao Yang, president of the Supreme People's Court, said last month that more than 83,000 officials had been found guilty of corruption in the past five years. Two recent high-profile cases were former Shenzhen vice-mayor Wang Ju, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail and fined 500,000 yuan for accepting bribes, and former Liaoning province vice-governor Liu Ketian, who was stripped of his post for graft and corruption. But a sociology professor in Beijing, who did not want to be named, said: 'The government's measures to punish corrupt officials mean nothing and are not exciting or significant at all. This is partly because the public has been cynical about the phenomenon of serious corruption for decades. 'The Communist Party often singles out a couple of unlucky guys every one or two years, and [makes examples of them] for the anti-corruption cause. 'But very high-profile officials are rarely checked; and they still keep their positions even if they are involved in corruption cases.' Peng and Zhang are accused of not giving the company all the money they received from the government to compensate for the demolition of buildings owned by Huadu Flower & Wood.