China Executes Ex-food Safety Chief

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China has executed its former head food and drug regulator for taking bribes to approve medicines, rapidly carrying out his sentence in an apparent warning to other officials following a series of scandals about the quality of products made in China.

The execution of Zheng Xiaoyu, 62, was confirmed by state television and news agencies after the Supreme People’s Court approved the death sentence. Mr Zheng was convicted of taking Rmb6.5m in bribes from pharmaceuticals companies.


As well as the cases of fake medicine raise during Mr Zheng’s trial, China has witnessed a series of product safety scares in recent years including a cancer-causing dye used to colour egg yolks, faulty milk powder that led to the deaths of several babies and pork which contained banned additives.


The prosecution


coincided with a number of safety problems with Chinese products in the US,

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The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
A pretty fierce punishment but I am sure that they will not have the problem with an official taking bribes !!! I read that the executed guy took over $800,000 over a few year period The Tortilla Guy