« Could SCOTUS Plata ruling grease path to reform of California's tough 3-strikes law? | Main | Rubashkin appeal raising more questions about high-profile federal fraud case »

May 30, 2011

"Chinese Court Orders Death Penalty for Food Safety Crimes"

The title of this post is the headline of this international news piece, which gets started this way:

China's top court issued a notice on Friday calling for the death penalty for food safety crimes that lead to fatalities.  It comes amid widespread public anger over safety scandals in recent months.

Contaminated pork, toxic milk powder, dumplings containing aluminum, watermelons sprayed with dangerous chemicals, and other tainted foods have been reported recently — highlighting the Chinese regime's difficulty managing the country's poorly regulated food industry.

May 30, 2011 at 05:05 PM | Permalink


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Chinese Court Orders Death Penalty for Food Safety Crimes":


lol the number of individuals convicted and on death row in this country could DOUBLE if we did the same!

Posted by: rodsmith | May 31, 2011 2:04:56 AM

Well, in China law is strict and death is inevitable.
But for me, death sentence is just not right.

Posted by: interview coaching | May 31, 2011 5:09:00 AM

In addition, this doctor is an expert in the matters of pregnancy and childbirth.

Posted by: obgyn gilbert | May 31, 2011 6:41:38 AM

So how does this relate to the post a couple days ago saying no death sentences for a couple years except where it must be carried out immediately? Or was that just a halt on the actual execution, not the sentencing proceeding?

Posted by: Soronel Haetir | May 31, 2011 7:34:34 AM

Food contamination is a very sensitive issue and we must always find ways to prevent this. Food must always be clean and we should be careful which kind of food we are going to intake.

Posted by: plumbing supplies | Jun 5, 2011 6:30:36 AM

Is death penalty really a correct method to reform a nation.
Well, I don't think so either.

Posted by: party bags | Jun 21, 2011 9:24:57 AM

I wanna learn more about the laws and policy of China. Thank you so much for posting!

Posted by: playmobil | Jun 24, 2011 11:14:18 PM

For me China was one of the most strict country. We might have rules that sometimes we take it for granted but when we go to their country we might be caught just because we did a single mistake.
Its just a matter of respecting ones law.

Posted by: plumbing | Jul 3, 2011 8:10:25 AM

The death penalty is a term used to describe the act of putting a person to death, after judgment by a legal system. I do not agree with implementing a death penalty. They should just give the right punishment to them like putting them in jail. Death penalty is too much.

Posted by: Double Glazing | Jul 16, 2011 8:02:30 PM

Post a comment

In the body of your email, please indicate if you are a professor, student, prosecutor, defense attorney, etc. so I can gain a sense of who is reading my blog. Thank you, DAB