2 Executed in China for Selling Tainted Milk

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  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've read this, heard about it last year when it broke out (co-worker freaked out about it) and now this. Apparently in China if you sell bad milk then you die. Best I've been able to tell the two executed didn't actually taint the milk and weren't fully aware of this issue and yet their lives were taken because of the infant deaths and the 300,000 illnesses created.

    I think about the worker who killed himself over a missing iPhone prototype and wonder what happens in these places that would lead to death if you screw up. If this is the case I should have been executed nearly 2 decades ago.

     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    From the way the article reads, it almost sounds like they did it on purpose. I am not saying they did, but that is the tone I got from it. Very interesting.
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    they were executed because he purposely put melamine in the milk to make it looks like it had a high protein content.
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly... melamine is dirt cheap compared to milk powder/whey powder.

    I watched a documentary on counterfeiting which said that some people even make fake eggs... :eek:
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    They did do it on purpose because it was cheaper and they bribed the regulators to let them do it.
     
  6. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    We should have sent Bernie Madoff to China, amazing too how the system there doesnt cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to get rid of these skanks. Guess they dont have to deal with useless lawyers and a system built around them.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    But their system is much more likely to convict innocent people.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    More likely they could water it down, and still hit a normal protein count.
     
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  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't go that far. Life in prison would have done it, but oh well.
     

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