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Zheng Xiaoyu

Zheng Xiaoyu (Chinese: 郑筱萸; Pinyin: Zhèng Xiǎoyú; December, 1944 - July 10, 2007) was director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China. He was sentenced to death in the first instance trial at Beijing No.1 Intermediate Court on May 29, 2007.[1] He was executed on July 10, 2007 for corruption[2] and possibly tainted products in Mainland China. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... // The following is a list of notable deaths in 2007. ... Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA Simplified Chinese: ) is founded on the basis of the State Drug Administration. ... A trial court or court of first instance is the court in which most civil or criminal cases begin. ... An intermediate peoples court (中级人民法院) is the second lowest local peoples court in the Peoples Republic of China. ... ...


Biography

Born in Fuzhou, Fujian, Zheng Xiaoyu received his bachelor's degree in biology from Fudan University in 1968. He joined the Communist Party of China in November 1979.   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; BUC: Hók-ciÅ­; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the capital and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian (福建) province, Peoples Republic of China. ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chien; Postal map spelling: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fudan University (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), located in Shanghai, China, is one of the oldest leading and most selective universities in the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China, a position guaranteed by the countrys constitution. ...



Zheng was director of the State Pharmaceutical Administration from 1994 to 1998, head of the State Drug Administration from 1998 to 2003, and director of the State Food and Drug Administration from 2003 to 2005. The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA Simplified Chinese: ) is founded on the basis of the State Drug Administration. ...


In May 2007, Zheng was convicted of taking bribes and dereliction of duty and sentenced to death by a trial court in Beijing.[1] These corrupt practices are believed to have led to 40 deaths in Panama from cough syrup that contained diethylene glycol in place of glycerin.[3] Diethylene glycol (DEG) is an organic compound described by the structural formula HO-CH2-CH2-O-CH2-CH2-OH. It is a clear, hygroscopic, odorless liquid. ... Glycerin, also well known as glycerine and glycerol, and less commonly as 1,2,3-propanetriol, 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane, glyceritol, and glycyl alcohol is a colorless, odorless, hygroscopic, and sweet-tasting viscous liquid. ...


Zheng entered an appeal for leniency on June 12, saying that the sentence was "too severe" citing the fact that he had confessed his crimes and cooperated with investigators. However, the court ruled that he was a "great danger" to the country and its reputation. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The appeal was rejected on June 22 and he was executed on July 10, 2007. [4]. State media did not report the method of execution, but it is believed that most such sentences are now carried out by lethal injection rather than by firing squad (Times Online, 10 July 2007). is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Former head of China´s drug watchdog sentenced to death, China Daily, May 29, 2007.
  2. ^ BBC "China official executed for graft" July 10, 2007
  3. ^ Tremblay, Jean-François (June 4, 2007). "Chinese Drug Official Gets Death Sentence". Chemical and Engineering News 85 (23): 8. Retrieved on June 4, 2007. 
  4. ^ Former head of China's drug watchdog executed, Xinhua News Agency, July 10, 2007.

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External link

  • Zheng Xiaoyu's official profile on Xinhuanet. (Chinese)
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Head of State Food and Drug Administration of China
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NAME Zheng, Xiaoyu
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SHORT DESCRIPTION Official of the People's Republic of China
DATE OF BIRTH December 1944
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