THIS WEEK, China executed its former top food and drug regulator, Zheng Xiaoyu, who had been convicted of accepting more than $800,000 in bribes in exchange for helping pharmaceutical companies sidestep regulatory hurdles. The country also sentenced to death another former food and drug regulator accused of being on the take.
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Executed for the effect this will have on the economy, and by coicindence executing someone who was indirectly responsible for several deaths.
It’s the governement’s fault. The people died due to ongoing corruption. Not that the individual involved shouldn’t be punished, but that was harsh.
If only we could treat out corrupt officials in a similar way – without the death penalty of course.