July 10, 2007

Holding Officials Accountable for Corruption

China executed the food and drug regulator head for taking bribes.

China executed its former top food and drug regulator today for taking bribes to approve untested medicine as Beijing scrambled to show that it is serious about improving the safety of Chinese products.

...But Mr. Zheng’s case appears to have served a political purpose, allowing senior leaders to show that they have begun confronting the country’s poor product safety record. Shoddy or dangerous goods, including toothpaste, pet food ingredients, toys and car tires, have damaged its reputation abroad, especially in the United States.

This is what they call an unusually harsh sentence.

Posted by Mary at July 10, 2007 07:37 AM | Corruption & Graft | TrackBack(0) | Technorati links |