A Chinese Reformer Betrays His Cause, and Pays – David Barboza

The International Herald Tribune looks at the career of , the State Food and Drug administrator who was recently executed for :

The rise and fall of Zheng offers a rare glimpse inside China’s flawed regulatory system. He started out as an idealistic reformer. Concerned about China’s unsafe drug supply, he lobbied for the creation of the State Food and Drug Administration. But in the end, according to friends and associates, he was corrupted by the very system he sought to change ” even enlisting his wife and son to solicit bribes.

“There were so many companies going to him and he simply couldn’t resist the temptation,” said one drug company executive who befriended Zheng in the 1980s and did not want to be identified discussing the delicate issue. [Full text]

The IHT has also translated Zheng’s confession statement.

SUPPORT CDT

Tweets

Google Ads 1

CDT EBOOKS

Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.