China sentences former food and drugs chief to death - Guardian
"The disgraced head of China's food and drug agency was sentenced to death today amid a wave of consumer safety scandals that have rippled across the world.
Zheng Xiaoyu was found guilty of accepting 6.5m yuan (£433,000) worth of bribes from pharmaceutical companies to expedite the approval of new drugs.
Underscoring the state's determination to crackdown on corruption and consumer safety violations, he is the most senior official to receive the death penalty in seven years."
""Zheng was supposed to use the power given to him by the state and the people seriously and honestly, but instead he has ignored their vital interests by taking the bribes," the Xinhua news agency quoted the court as saying. "This has threatened the safety of people's life and health and has caused an extremely bad social impact."
The unusually harsh penalty may have been handed down to reassure foreign as well as Chinese consumers that the government is taking action."
So - this fellow has been sentenced to death because what he did "threatened the safety of people's life and health". - In contrast, the people in my country who similarly protect the drug companies rather than "the safety of people's life and health" do not get punished at all! - In fact, it appears that they continue to be paid for it! - See http://aboutsalt.blogspot.com/2007/04/is-mhra-medicines-and-healthcare.html
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