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Why The Chinese Kept the Toxic Milk Scandal Quiet

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 19, 2011


Here is an excerpt as to why the Communist party kep the lid on the toxic milk scandal in ’08. The CEO of the company, Sanlu was actually a member of the communist party of some high repute. The bottom line was that due to saving face, the issue was hidden and more people and children suffered.

From “The Party” (Richard Mcgregor)

‘For reasons that everybody knows, we were not able to investigate the Sanlu case, because harmony was needed everywhere. I was deeply concerned because I sensed that this was going to be a huge public health catastrophe”

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