posted on May, 29 2007 @ 04:20 PM
The story also notes that:
"Under Zheng's watch, dozens died in China from fake or bad drugs and food products. In one of the most notorious cases, in 2004, at least 13 babies
died of malnutrition in Anhui province after being fed fake milk powder with no nutritional value."
So, it becomes clear that maybe the sentance is not as harsh as would seem on first blush; the man was responsible for the deaths of many many people,
all in the name of greed and power. I wonder though if an FDA official in the US would get anywhere as harsh a sentance or might even slip out of any
real prosecution with a promise of immunity or light sentance in exchange for testimony against the drug companies for bribing the official and
producing shoddy products?
Anyway, it seems China is concerned about maintaining it's place as a comer in the worlds economic giants. Giving this official the death sentance
will certainly send a message to any other government or private sector individuals who are on the take.
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