The Sanlu Trial: Diary of a Dairy Disaster

From Caijing Magazine:

A nation’s outrage over poisoned baby formula is focusing on the trial of a former dairy executive who, at first glance, looks anything but a criminal.

Tian Wenhua, 67, took the stand December 31 in a courtroom in Shijiazhuang, in north China’s Hebei Province, for her involvement in the melamine contaminated milk scandal that’s rocked China for months.

Tian is a mother and former veterinarian described by associates as modest and kind. But she may face life in prison after pleading guilty to producing and selling poisonous food while serving as president of Sanlu Group, the most prominent of nearly two dozen dairies linked to the milk that sickened about 300,000 children across China and killed at least six.


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