2 face execution over China milk scandal

2 face execution over China milk scandal

There are 30 comments on the www.msnbc.msn.com story from Jan 22, 2009, titled 2 face execution over China milk scandal. In it, www.msnbc.msn.com reports that:

A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced two men to death for their role in the production and sale of melamine-tainted milk that killed at least six children and made nearly 300,000 ill.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.msnbc.msn.com.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#6 Jan 22, 2009
"A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced two men to death for their role in the production and sale of melamine-tainted milk that killed at least six children and made nearly 300,000 ill."

If it had been this country, they would have gotten life in prison or gotten off because of a slick lawyer.....and people think our public and military court systems are harsh! I wonder if these two will sit on appeal for the next 25 years or if they are executed right away?!

“Snooze you lose”

Since: Mar 07

Sunnyvale, CA

#8 Jan 22, 2009
RedsMom wrote:
"A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced two men to death for their role in the production and sale of melamine-tainted milk that killed at least six children and made nearly 300,000 ill."
If it had been this country, they would have gotten life in prison or gotten off because of a slick lawyer.....and people think our public and military court systems are harsh! I wonder if these two will sit on appeal for the next 25 years or if they are executed right away?!
In this country there wouldn't even have been charges filed since likely wasn't malice. If tobacco companies can get away with selling a product proven to cause deaths, why would a company that accidentally sold a product that caused a few deaths be in trouble? The worst that would happen to a company that did something like this in the U.S. would've been a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of the victims' families.

Make no mistake about the reasons the Chinese execute businessmen in situations like this. It's not because they think they are murderers. The Chinese government routinely murders people. It's because they caused the Chinese government political and financial embarrassment.
Halito

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Jan 22, 2009
Dare to Keep your kids off Drugs.....
fact is

Gordon, GA

#14 Jan 22, 2009
Funny that an extreme Left government, like China, would give the death penalty for this.

Yet the extreme Left in America spends multi-millions, of taxpayer's money, opposing the death penalty for a person who - without a shadow of a doubt - murdered 4 people in cold blood.

It's beyond hypocrisy, it's subversion.
yoda55

United States

#15 Jan 22, 2009
wow
they sure don't screw around in China, not only swift but extreme.
I like it and wish we could be the same way. Here in the USA if these guys lived here and did this, they would get a fancy lawyer and take the victim role, plead insanity and end up having their own talk show.
danger frog

Pleasanton, CA

#16 Jan 22, 2009
haul them down to gitmo and milkboard them!
ita

Italy

#17 Jan 22, 2009
they would do anything to get money! nice evolution maoists: from all for the people to all for the profit!
HondaUSA1

Tacoma, WA

#18 Jan 22, 2009
China's hardcore.

Many of the executions are public.
Jon

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#19 Jan 22, 2009
workerbeedrone wrote:
<quoted text>In this country there wouldn't even have been charges filed since likely wasn't malice. If tobacco companies can get away with selling a product proven to cause deaths, why would a company that accidentally sold a product that caused a few deaths be in trouble? The worst that would happen to a company that did something like this in the U.S. would've been a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of the victims' families.
Make no mistake about the reasons the Chinese execute businessmen in situations like this. It's not because they think they are murderers. The Chinese government routinely murders people. It's because they caused the Chinese government political and financial embarrassment.
In your country, you probably get five, ten years for procession of drugs.
In my country Malaysia, we hang you. So be careful, you cocaine users out there.

But does that mean, it is because it causes our Malaysian government political and financial embarrassment? Nonsense.

The law of each country is different. Respect other countries law. We canned you, if you vandalized our properties.

In China, the penalty for corruption is death. In USA, you can hire a slimy lawyer and possibly get away scot free quoting various technical reasons including bribing the Judges, Police, Attorney General themselves maybe.
Jon

Shah Alam, Malaysia

#20 Jan 22, 2009
HondaUSA1 wrote:
China's hardcore.
Many of the executions are public.
Maybe that is why China is safer than any USA cities!

“Therefore, CHOOSE ...”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#21 Jan 22, 2009
We should send many executives over there for trial.
athomas

Weaverville, NC

#22 Jan 23, 2009
AvidTrober wrote:
We should send many executives over there for trial.
I agree.100 percent:~)
old china

Chengdu, China

#23 Jan 23, 2009
workerbeedrone wrote:
<quoted text>In this country there wouldn't even have been charges filed since likely wasn't malice. If tobacco companies can get away with selling a product proven to cause deaths, why would a company that accidentally sold a product that caused a few deaths be in trouble? The worst that would happen to a company that did something like this in the U.S. would've been a series of lawsuits filed on behalf of the victims' families.
Make no mistake about the reasons the Chinese execute businessmen in situations like this. It's not because they think they are murderers. The Chinese government routinely murders people. It's because they caused the Chinese government political and financial embarrassment.
If you consider tobacco companies guilty of producing products knowing that their use would result in the death of someone then perhaps you would have a better chance of a conviction with car companies, gun manufacturers, knife manufacturers, etc, etc

“the baby who would be king!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

fort worth

#24 Jan 23, 2009
old china wrote:
<quoted text>
If you consider tobacco companies guilty of producing products knowing that their use would result in the death of someone then perhaps you would have a better chance of a conviction with car companies, gun manufacturers, knife manufacturers, etc, etc
don't forget mc donalds, krispy kreme, and pizza hut !

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#25 Jan 23, 2009
HondaUSA1 wrote:
China's hardcore.
Many of the executions are public.
What's the crime rate in China?
braveheart

Hermitage, MO

#26 Jan 23, 2009
A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced two men to death for their role in the production and sale of melamine-tainted milk that killed at least six children and made nearly 300,000 ill.
>>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>
we need some of this justice for inspectors in America.
Hayley G

Baton Rouge, LA

#27 Jan 23, 2009
I just don't understand why people would actually do such a thing? I mean poison people for what- just to prove you are a disgusting animal with no morals? Every day there are people dying...every day there are people striving to survive and yet again someone is out to make the world a more crude and torn up place. Isn't life just wonderful?
old china

Chengdu, China

#28 Jan 23, 2009
Hayley G wrote:
I just don't understand why people would actually do such a thing? I mean poison people for what- just to prove you are a disgusting animal with no morals? Every day there are people dying...every day there are people striving to survive and yet again someone is out to make the world a more crude and torn up place. Isn't life just wonderful?
People do this kind of thing because they make money. It is quite possible that they were not fully aware of the health risks involved. Had these cases occured in America the level of awareness would have made a strong arguement for the defence.

If you cast a jaundiced eye back over American history I think you will find that there are plenty of money making scams posing health risks to the public. A prime example here:- "The paper focuses on the case of James Dorsey, one of a number of cattle dealers in northern Illinois who specialized in trading tuberculous cattle in the 1910s. Dorsey and his ilk created nightmares for public health officials by exploiting a weak regulatory regime in Illinois to turn the state into a “clearing house” for the distribution of diseased animals. Dorsey’s activities alone established “at least 10,000 foci of tuberculosis among the dairy herds” of the nation and exposed thousands of families to the disease."

"Snake Oil Salesman" is a term which was coined in America I believe. Ironically snake oil originated in China and was used with some success in pain relief. Having earned a good reputation fraudulent travelling salesmen concocted their own versions that had no medical foundation and sold it as a cure-all.

To take a modern example - did you know that the levels of mercury that a power plant can legally discharge into the environment were trippled under the Bush administration. Did they do this because it was a healthy option for the general public or because they thought they could get away with it?

So all societies suffer from people like these. America has generally learned by her mistakes and introduced apropriate legislation and government agencies. But we would be naive to believe that some foods condemed as being unfit for human consumption did not get consumed by unsuspecting humans either in their country of origin or as exports.
HondaUSA1

Tacoma, WA

#29 Jan 23, 2009
Jon wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe that is why China is safer than any USA cities!
No, it just means China believes public executions serve some greater good.

If China is such a lawful country, why the scandals and corruption on a global scale?
old china

Chengdu, China

#30 Jan 24, 2009
HondaUSA1 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it just means China believes public executions serve some greater good.
If China is such a lawful country, why the scandals and corruption on a global scale?
The "global scale" as you describe it is dwarfed by what American Bankers etc have been up to legally. I wonder how many will even loose their jobs, let alone their bonuses, following the melt down in the American economy. One thing we can be sure of is that the people who loose out will not be those who are directly responsible for the mess.

But next time you are looking at scandals and corruption, perhaps you should look a little closer at "lobbying" and ask yourself who get's the benefits. It's even legal even if it is frowned upon. Still a form of organised corruption though that doesn't serve the interests of the voters.

However, the writer is probably correct about China's streets being safer than American streets. I have read numerous comments from foreigners about how safe they feel here in comparrison with other countries and it matches my experiences.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Shijiazhuang, China Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Please Help Us! (Sep '14) Sep '14 Frances 1
News China airline sued for rejecting HIV carriers (Aug '14) Aug '14 Crush Em 2013 1
News Chambersburg teachers experience the Chinese ed... (Jul '14) Jul '14 RayH 1
Internet fraud (Jan '14) Jan '14 Dale 1
News Profile: Wang of China hit hard by inflation (Oct '13) Nov '13 CCP is USELESS an... 26
News As developed countries improve, the BRICs stumble (Oct '13) Oct '13 FREE CHINA NOW 11
News China hit with back to work anxiety blues (Oct '12) Oct '12 New China 2
More from around the web