CCP Official Responsible for Toxic Milk Scandal Reappointed

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Switching gears now. To mainland China, where a Chinese communist official, who lost his job as the head of China' top quality agency because of last year's toxic-milk scandal, has been given a new position. The public and parents of the victims are outraged that Li Changjiang has been reappointed.

In September last year, Li Changjiang resigned as the head of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. The agency was held responsible for the toxic milk scandal which killed six infants and caused at least 300,000 to become ill.

Now Li has been reappointed as the Vice-Director of the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, according to state-run media.

Jiang Ya-ling’s three year daughter developed kidney stones from drinking the milk which was laced with melamine—a chemical for making plastic.

Jiang Ya-ling’s three year daughter developed kidney stones from drinking the milk which was laced with melamine—a chemical for making plastic.

She told Radio Free Asia there is no justice in any of it.

[Jiang Ya-ling, Parent of Toxic Milk Victim]: (attribute to RFA, female, Chinese)
“A government official, who was hugely responsible for the toxic milk incident, did in fact not lose his job, and now he has been reappointed. I think this absolutely served as no punishment to them, and they will not learn from this either. What will happen next? No one knows.”

There’s also plenty of criticism about Li’s reappointment on the internet.

One blogger writes, (quote) “Facing so many sickened children, Mr. Li, have you no shame to accept the reappointment?”

Li’s reappointment is in sharp contrast to the communist regime’s treatment of the victims of the toxic milk scandal. Last month, an advocate for the victims, Zhao Lianhai was arrested in Beijing. He’s now facing the charge of so called “provoking an incident,” which is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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