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Zheng Xiaoyu

'Triple Plenty' crooked vice-mayor sentenced to death

A former vice-mayor of Zhejiang's capital, Hangzhou, was sentenced to death yesterday after being found guilty of taking bribes and embezzling funds to the value of 200 million yuan (HK$239 million), state media reported yesterday.

Friday, 13 May, 2011, 12:00am

Six officials punished in drug agency controversy

A fresh wave of corruption scandals had hit the State Food and Drug Administration, with five senior officials detained and one suspended for allegedly taking bribes from pharmaceutical companies, state media reported yesterday.

19 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Top judges move to plug graft loopholes

Top judiciary authorities on the mainland have tightened rules on graft cases in an apparent bid to ease mounting criticism of lenient sentencing for corrupt officials.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Deadly herbal injection banned

The Ministry of Health has ordered an immediate ban on the use and sale of a herbal injection called Shuanghuanglian after at least one death was linked to the formula.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Top official jailed in another blow to pharmaceutical industry

A former top pharmaceutical official has been jailed for seven years for taking 160,000 yuan in bribes in the latest case to rattle the mainland's scandal-plagued drug industry.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Former medical chief pleads guilty to graft

A former medical chief in Liaoning has pleaded guilty to embezzling 300,000 yuan of public funds and taking more than 400,000 yuan in bribes, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Zhang Shusen , 62, former director of the Liaoning Provincial Food and Drug Administration, was in the dock at Panjin Intermediate People's Court yesterday.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Jinan official executed for killing ex-lover

A former chairman of the legislature in Jinan , the capital of Shandong province , and his nephew were executed yesterday for arranging a car bomb to kill his estranged mistress, Xinhua reported.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Whistleblower compensated

A man wrongfully jailed in Hainan over allegations that a mainland pharmaceutical giant colluded with the drug regulator has received a payout, but his lawyer said the injustice had yet to be addressed.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Drugs boss executed over fake medicine

Beijing 'setting example for shaming nation'

Former state pharmaceuticals chief Zheng Xiaoyu was executed yesterday as the central government stepped up its battle against unsafe food and drug products.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Former drugs aide spared the bullet for now

A former aide of disgraced drugs watchdog chief Zheng Xiaoyu was given a suspended death sentence yesterday when a Beijing court convicted and sentenced five drug officials for corruption.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fall from grace

Former drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu has been sentenced to death for taking bribes. Do you agree with Beijing that he is to blame for the spate of fake-drug scandals in the country? Write to us.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Corrupt drug chief blamed for scandals

Condemned agency head targeted

Beijing blamed former drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu yesterday for the spate of fake-drug scandals which has put the country's food and drug industries under the international spotlight.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Corrupt drugs chief to appeal against his death sentence

Disgraced drug chief Zheng Xiaoyu, the fourth senior official to be sentenced to death for corruption charges since the Cultural Revolution, is planning an appeal, according to state media.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

Brought down by bribes

The rise and fall of Zheng Xiaoyu

1994-1998: head of State Pharmaceutical Administration

1998-2003: head of State Drug Administration

May 2003: appointed director of State Food and Drug Administration

June 2005: sacked from SFDA

Dec 2006: came under investigation by Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

30 May 2007 - 12:00am

1 million yuan in assets returned to top official jailed for taking bribes

A Beijing court has returned more than 1 million yuan in assets to a former senior State Food and Drug Administration official but upheld his 15-year sentence for gun possession and taking bribes.

24 May 2007 - 12:00am