Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Stiff Regulatory Law

China official executed for taking bribes, Irish Times (July 10, 2007):
China executed a former drug and food safety chief today for corruption in an unusually swift sentence which will serve as a warning amid a series of health scandals that have stained the "made in China" brand.

The Supreme People's Court approved the death sentence against Zheng Xiaoyu (62) who was convicted of taking bribes worth some 6.5 million yuan (€625,000) from eight companies and dereliction of duty, Xinhua news agency said.