The former head of China's State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, has been executed for corruption, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.It seems harsh, particularly as he confessed, but from a utilitarian perspective his corruption made him more of a menace to society than most mass murderers. If his death makes officials who allow deadly food to go on sale or who give clean bills of health to coal mines which later turn out to be death traps, think twice then it could save thousands of lives.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Execution & Corruption.
The Chinese don't bugger about when it comes to anti corruption drives: