Milk Scam Officials Get Fresh Positions

Two officials disciplined for their roles in the scandal have been given new posts. From China Daily:

Bao Junkai, former deputy director general of the food production supervision department of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) was among the latest eight senior officials fired or demoted for slack supervision with regard to the Sanlu scam, uncovered last September. At least six infants died and almost 300,000 fell ill after consuming tainted milk.

Liu Daqun, former director of the agricultural department in Hebei province, where the dairy at the center of the contamination was based, is now the mayor and deputy party secretary of Xingtai, a city in Hebei, the Beijing News reported yesterday. Li was also severely reprimanded in March.

Bao has been appointed the Party secretary and head of AQSIQ’s Anhui provincial bureau since last December, when the milk power scandal was still in focus, the website of Anhui Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine shows.

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