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The former head of China's food and drug safety watchdog has been executed.
Zheng Xiaoyu, the head of the State Food and Drug Administration for seven years, was executed today.
He was at the centre of a series of tainted food and drug scandals which saw 100 people die in Panama after taking faulty Chinese drugs.
The United States recently banned Chinese animal feed and elsewhere Chinese toothpaste had contained toxic ingredients.
In a report published on Friday, the London-based group said China has put people to death not just for violent crimes, but also for offences such as bribery, embezzlement and stealing gasoline.
"The campaign is nothing short of an execution frenzy, a huge waste of human life," it says.
Ethnic Uighurs in Xinjiang have been executed for subversion
Using figures tallied from publicly available reports, Amnesty International said that since an anti-crime campaign, Strike Hard, was launched in April, China has carried out at least 1,781 executions and passed 2,960 death sentences