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Thursday, May 31, 2007

China To Execute Chief Food Inspector

From CBS
China To Execute Chief Food Inspector

Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court convicted Zheng Xiaoyu of taking bribes in cash and gifts worth more than 6.49 million yuan ($832,000) while he was director of the State Food and Drug Administration, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
(CBS News) BEIJING The former head of China's food and drug administration was sentenced to death Tuesday for taking bribes to approve substandard medicines — including an antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths.

Seeking to address broadening concerns over food, the government also announced plans for its first recall system for unsafe products.

The developments are among the most dramatic steps Beijing has publicly taken to address domestic and international alarm over shoddy and unsafe Chinese goods — from pet food ingredients and toothpaste mixed with industrial chemicals to tainted antibiotics. " (more...)

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 5/31/2007 01:22:00 PM | Permanent link | (2) Comments

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // June 10, 2007

So China will execute a bureaucrat. Knowing the value the value the government puts on human life, doesn't that just instill confidence all over the world?

I love your graphic of the doggies on the state capital building. Hopefully people will get the true message of this horrible bill before the do-gooders win out.   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // June 16, 2007

This execution is a parody of justice.

I think people are angry enough to feel that at least figuratively "heads will roll", but really now... for one person to bear the brunt of it all in China when so many were involved and aware (and not just in China) is unspeakable travesty!

The lack of common sense in the premise of AB1534 is beyond ridiculous.   

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