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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:116

Chinese drug agency chief is executed: The disgraced former head of the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, was executed on 10 July, after the failure of his appeal against the death sentence for bribery and dereliction of duty. On 29 May Mr Zheng was found guilty of taking ¥6.5m (£0.4m; €0.6m, $0.8m) in bribes and failing to ensure drug safety. On 6 July his former aide, Cao Wenzhuang, was …

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