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The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that China's former top food and drug regulator, Zheng Xiaoyu, has been executed as a result of his conviction for taking bribes and dereliction of duty.

The Journal writes, “The rare execution of such a high-ranking Chinese official follows a string of food- and drug-safety lapses that have raised concerns about China's regulatory standards both at home and abroad. Another former SFDA (State Food and Drug Administration) official convicted on corruption charges was given a suspended death sentence Friday.”
KC's View:
Okay, it is a little barbaric.

But I betcha a similar approach would focus the minds over at USDA and FDA.

Nothing says “we’re serious” like a guillotine.