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."

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