Dealing With Government Corruption, China Style

The Chinese apparently take a little harsher view of corrupt government officials than we do:

The former head of China’s State Food and Drug Administration, Zheng Xiaoyu, has been executed for corruption, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

He was convicted of taking 6.5m yuan ($850,000; £425,400) in bribes and of dereliction of duty at a trial in May.

In China, crooked government officials are often put to death. In the United States, they’re often re-elected.