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Dirty Communists and Toxic Food in Chjina

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 25, 2011


People in China will do anything to make a buck, even if it kills them.
from xinhuanet
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese prosecutors have launched investigations on 57 government staff involved in food safety cases this year, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said on Monday.Among the suspects, 18 people allegedly took bribes in 17 cases and the other 39 people were investigated for dereliction of duty in 20 cases, said Qiu Xueqiang, deputy procurator-general of the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, at a press conference.The supreme procuratorate has focused on cracking down on food safety crimes and related crimes by government staff in recent years, Qiu said.
Procuratorates nationwide have approved the arrest of 220 people for producing and selling substandard and poisonous food between September last year and April this year, he added. They have also initiated public prosecution against 113 people in 65 cases during the period.

2 Responses to “Dirty Communists and Toxic Food in Chjina”

  1. And for those regular folk (peasants) who wish to complain about it, they have a special jail cell reserved just for them.

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