China Quality Chief Resigns Over Milk

From BBC News:

The head of China’s quality watchdog has resigned amid a growing scandal over melamine-contaminated milk, the official Xinhua news agency reports.

stepped down “with the approval of the State Council”, China’s cabinet, Xinhua said.

Earlier Prime Minister Wen Jiabao apologised for the contamination, which has made nearly 53,000 children ill.

Four children have died and about 13,000 remain in hospital, 104 of them reportedly in a serious condition.

Read also China’s food safety watchdog boss steps down from AP.

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