China Ex-Food and Drug Chief Executed

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Wow, they aren't fucking around over there...

China Ex-Food and Drug Chief Executed
By ALEXA OLESEN
The Associated Press
Tuesday, July 10, 2007; 2:24 AM

BEIJING -- China on Tuesday executed the former head of its food and drug watchdog who had become a symbol of the country's wide-ranging problems on product safety.

Zheng Xiaoyu's execution was confirmed by state television and the official Xinhua News Agency.

"The few corrupt officials of the (State Food and Drug Administration) are the shame of the whole system and their scandals have revealed some very serious problems," SFDA spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said at a news conference held to highlight efforts to improve China's track record on food and drug safety.

"We should seriously reflect and learn lessons from these cases. We should step up our efforts to ensure food and drug safety, which is what we are doing now and what we will do in the future," Yan said about Zheng and a separate case involving Cao Wenzhuang, the administration's former pharmaceutical registration department director.

Zheng was sentenced to death in May for taking bribes to approve an antibiotic blamed for at least 10 deaths and other substandard medicines. Cao was given a death sentence last month with a two-year reprieve for accepting bribes and dereliction of duty.

Such suspended death sentences usually are commuted to life in prison if the convict is deemed to have reformed.

Zheng's death sentence was unusually heavy even for China, believed to carry out more court-ordered executions than all other nations combined, and likely indicates the leadership's determination to confront the country's dire product safety record.

Yan said the food and drug administration was working to tighten its safety procedures and create a more transparent operating environment. But the administration acknowledged that its supervision of food and drug safety is unsatisfactory and that it has been slow to tackle the problem, but vowed to improve.

"As a developing country, China's current food and drug safety situation is not very satisfactory because supervision of food and drug safety started late. Its foundation is weak so the supervision of food and drug safety is not easy," it said in a statement at the start of the news conference.

China has been under pressure domestically and internationally to improve its quality controls after a series of health scares attributed to substandard Chinese products, including exported tainted food and fake drugs.

Chinese officials already have said the country faces social unrest and a further tarnished image abroad unless it improves the quality and safety of its food and medicine.

The industry regulator, the State Food and Drug Administration, has announced a series of measures to tighten safety controls and closed factories where illegal chemicals or other problems were found.

Fears abroad over Chinese-made products were sparked last year by the deaths of dozens of people in Panama who took medicine contaminated with diethylene glycol imported from China. It was passed off as harmless glycerin.

In North America earlier this year, pet food containing Chinese wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine was blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats.

Since then, U.S. authorities have turned away or recalled toxic fish, juice containing unsafe color additives and popular toy trains decorated with lead paint.

Chinese-made toothpaste also has been banned in a handful of countries due to its content of diethylene glycol. However, there have been no reports of health problems stemming from the product. China has no guideline banning the chemical in toothpaste, and the government says it is harmless in small amounts.

The list of food scares within China over the past year includes drug-tainted fish, banned Sudan dye used to color egg yolks red, and pork tainted with clenbuterol, a banned feed additive.

China also has stepped up its inspections of imported products and said some U.S. products are not safe.

In the latest case, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday that a shipment of sugar-free drink mix from the United States had been rejected for having too much red dye.

Last week, China's food safety watchdog said almost 20 percent of products made for consumption within China were found to be substandard in the first half of 2007. Canned and preserved fruit and dried fish were the most problematic, primarily because of excessive bacteria and additives, the agency said.
 

abudabit

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Fuck him, good riddance to that scumbag.
 

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We should adopt this approach to political corruption. Murderers and rapists are scum, but I'd say that elected officials (or ones appointed by those we elect) who use their positions to make backhanded deals that benefit them, while harming (or killing) the public, are in the same class.

Besides, with the population continuing to grow, do we really need all these extra swimmers in the gene pool?
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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We should adopt this approach to political corruption. Murderers and rapists are scum, but I'd say that elected officials (or ones appointed by those we elect) who use their positions to make backhanded deals that benefit them, while harming (or killing) the public, are in the same class.

Besides, with the population continuing to grow, do we really need all these extra swimmers in the gene pool?
I concur.
 

MrAbovePar

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We should adopt this approach to political corruption. Murderers and rapists are scum, but I'd say that elected officials (or ones appointed by those we elect) who use their positions to make backhanded deals that benefit them, while harming (or killing) the public, are in the same class.

Besides, with the population continuing to grow, do we really need all these extra swimmers in the gene pool?
The anti-DP crowd would never allow it.
 

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This has been going on for decades. Everything from China has lead, cadmium, arsenic, and other toxic elements in it. This includes dishes, utensils, toys, edibles, tea, etc.

When I was a kid, the fucking Voltrons were being reported to not only have lead in the metal, but in the paint as well.
 

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The company that poisoned our pet food was caught making lard out of sewage. Rotsa ruck in the afterlife pal.
 

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we cant execute criminals that just decided to go on a killing spree or one's that commit a killing during a robbery but china can execute for bribery. i wonder what their crime rate is compared to ours?
 

Sinn Fein

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The company that poisoned our pet food was caught making lard out of sewage. Rotsa ruck in the afterlife pal.
The asshole American companies are just as much to blame for using this crap to try and keep their costs down.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

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Considering they don't have appeals, I'd say pretty low.

He was whacked because he wasn't kicking cash up the food chain, maaan.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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im sure theres a few enron investors that would love that
 

VMS

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The asshole American companies are just as much to blame for using this crap to try and keep their costs down.
Yeah, damn them for trying to make a buck! Fuck, every single one of us looks for the most expensive gas station, right?
:icon_mrgr
 

Vyce

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The odd thing is, an hour after executing a Chink you feel like murdering one again.
 

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Even when I was a kid I knew better than to trust anything the chinks gave me.

They Chinese. They play joke. They go pee pee in your Coke.

Filthy yellow savages.
 

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This isn't going to end these types of problems. Corruption is so deeply ingrained in China that his replacement will, in time, end up making the same deals.
 

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This guy was a mass murderer if you think about it. Just guess how many poisonings were either directly or indirectly his fault? He desserved [40's Voice] a trip to old sparky [/40's voice].
 

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wow, I can't believe you posted this from that movie. Has to be the most fucked up martial arts movie ever created. I remember being high as a friggin kite one summer during high school after smokin about 15 bong hits of thai stick with a freind of mine and watching that movie. Rent it if you can find it, you'll laugh your ass off.
 

bethm1b

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The asshole American companies are just as much to blame for using this crap to try and keep their costs down.
I agree 100%. Corporate America has sold us out for wheat. How the hell can they ship wheat across the friggin ocean when it's right here? Because it's inferior.
 

bethm1b

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wow, I can't believe you posted this from that movie. Has to be the most fucked up martial arts movie ever created. I remember being high as a friggin kite one summer during high school after smokin about 15 bong hits of thai stick with a freind of mine and watching that movie. Rent it if you can find it, you'll laugh your ass off.
You had me at 15 bong hits.