Zheng's eulogy: A reformer seduced by bribes

The New York Times writes its eulogy for Zheng Xiaoyu, the Chinese reformer who helped found the country's FDA and went on to be executed for taking more than $800,000 in bribes. All told, Zheng confessed to taking a car, a villa, furniture, cash and stock from eight pharma companies looking for favors. In return, Zheng assisted in approving pharmaceuticals that killed and hurt an untold number of people, while delivering a damaging blow to the country's reputation.

- read the New York Times article

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