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China does not mess around

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PeteyPirate, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Executed for taking bribes: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/business/worldbusiness/11execute-web.html?hp

    You did a heck of a job, Brownie. Now turn around and get on your knees.
  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Normally, China just puts on a show claiming that it will execute someone for such acts and then a few months later, when coverage of it dies down, the person is let off the hook.

    Let us also be honest about this. This guy wasn't executed for taking bribes, if that was the case every single public official in China would have their head on a chopping block and nobody would be left to run the country. No, this guy was executed because of the massive international backlash that came from the poisoned products. They needed to show that they were doing something to reconcile this because people don't buy poisoned products.

    There is one reason and one reason alone that this man died: His decision cost the government money.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Just ask Jack Bauer.
  4. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    that's ok people, nothing to see here, continue shopping at Wal-Mart.
  5. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Also, just to emphasize the point that this guy was most likely eliminated for other reasons... did any of those companies that paid the bribes to allow their products to contain poisons that ultimately lead to the death of people suffer any consequences?
  6. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    It doesn't happen very often, but Crass Pastor's right. Word for word.
  7. boots

    boots New Member

    It should happen here.
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    China has a huge international PR problem right now.

    And most people don't have a clue about how pervasive Chinese products are in our food supply chain.

    That "Made in Canada" apple juice. Well, it was, except the concentrate came from China.

    Based on international trade agreements, a product can be deemed to originate in a particular country as long as 50% of the value of the product is produced within said country. Doesn't matter where the other 50% comes from.
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