"The former head of the dairy company at the center of China's milk-adulteration scandal is set to appear for a hearing Wednesday--the highest-profile defendant is a case that has sparked enormous public outrage. ... Ms. Tian's colleagues and friends say they fear she will end up being a scapegoat for a widespread breakdown in food safety and face a sentence of life in prison. ... To assuage public anger, government prosecutors also bring criminal charges against company executives and others allegedly involved in misdeeds, sometimes with heavy sentences that appear to make powerful statements. In 2007, when the head of China's State Food and Drug Adminstration was found guilty of accepting money from pharmaceutical companies to approve drugs, he was sentenced to death and swiftly excecuted", my emphasis, Loretta Chao at the WSJ, 31 December 2008.
"Families of children sickened or killed in China's tainted-milk scandal reacted angrily to state media reports that a former top dairy-company executive admitted in court she knew of the problem months before alerting authorities", Loretta Chao at the WSJ, 2 January 2009.
Do any of these Chinese prosecutors want to become an American and our new SDNY US attorney, or SEC Chairman? In the US, companies ask the Supremes for protection from product liability suits. In China, executives who worked for companies accused of product liability may visit China's answer to GSG's CNC guillotine. I like the idea of sentencing FDA personnel to death. How about all of those involved in the Medtronic case?