Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Corrupt Chinese Official Gets Death Penalty
My hotel in Beijing gives me a free English lanaguage newspaper, the China Daily. The front page story this morning is "Ex-official gets death for graft". Apparently the former head of the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration was convicted of taking bribes equivalent to $850,000 from eight pharmaceutil companies for "approving untested or substandard drugs and medical devices."