Sunday, February 8, 2009
Swift Chinese Justice
"Chinese judges imposed severe penalties, including two death sentences, on the first group of defendants convicted in connection with the wide-scale poisoning of dairy products that killed at least six children and sickened nearly 300,000 others. ... 'The public will not be satisfied if only a few people are sentenced,' predicted Ma Shuning, a secretary-general of the criminal defense committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association. 'People will continue to think about punishment for government officials who were responsible'," Gordon Fairclough at the WSJ, 23 January 2009.
That was quick. I'm sure many FDA employees are glad they do not live in China.