China’s former food and drug regulator sentenced to death

BEIJING, May 29, 2007 (AFP) – A Beijing court sentenced the former head of China’s food and drug administration to death Tuesday on corruption charges, state media reported. Zheng Xiaoyu, the former director of China’s State Food and Drug Administration, was convicted for taking bribes and dereliction of duty, the Xinhua news agency said. The sentence was handed down at the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, Xinhua said in a brief dispatch.