Ex-Head of China FDA Sentenced To Death
Ruling Comes After Alarm Over Tainted ExportsBy Edward Cody
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, May 30, 2007; Page D01
BEIJING, May 29 -- The disgraced head of China's drug administration was sentenced to death Tuesday for accepting what a court described as "huge bribes" to approve faulty medicines, including a batch of antibiotics that killed six patients and sickened 80.
The sentence handed down to Zheng Xiaoyu, 63, former chief of the State Food and Drung Administration, was not unprecedented in China's long struggle against corruption. But it was unusually harsh and was interpreted as a signal from the government that it is determined to look after the public's interest.
to end up I just want to quote the reaction of a chinese friend after seeing this news: "Unfortunately, it's normal in China...but all the Chinese know there are much worse government's party politicians that this guy..."