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Topic - Yan Jiangying
BEIJING — China executed a former director of its food and drug agency yesterday for approving fake medicine in exchange for cash, illustrating how serious Beijing is about tackling product safety, while officials announced steps to safeguard food at next summer's Olympic Games.
"The few corrupt officials of the SFDA are the shame of the whole system, and their scandals have revealed some very serious problems," agency spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said at a press conference highlighting efforts to improve China's record on food and drug safety.
"China is a developing country, and our supervision of food and drugs started quite late and our foundation for this work is weak, so we are not optimistic about the current food- and drug-safety situation," she said.