Monday, January 26, 2009
Melamine Crisis: The Death Penalty
Just as we saw in the contaminated pharmaceutical disaster the heavy hand of communist China comes down on Zhang Yujun and Geng Jinpin both who were sentenced to capital punishment for their roles in the Melamine Milk Contamination Tragedy. A third man, Gao Junjie, was sentenced to death for his role but received a two year reprieve so he still may escape the firing squad.
Good luck with that.
The chairwoman of Sanlu Group, Tian Wenhua, was sentenced to life in prison for her company's role in this. Can you imagine a CEO or Chairman of the Board getting that kind of sentence in the US? Of course I was equally shocked when they executed the head of the Chinese FDA for the pharmaceutical scandal.
China is different.
Source: New York Times
My previous posts on Melamine