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Sunday, June 17, 2007

China Still a Secretive Communist State - Food Poisoning

An ingredient in an ingested product, diethylene glycol, killed many users. The origin of the toxin was traced back to China. Investigation was virtually impossible because the Chinese manufacturer shut down shortly after the poisoning was revealed. China officials were totally uncooperative. Requests to find the manufacturer were ignored. Business records were withheld or destroyed.

This sounds very familiar. Wait a second, this is not Panama. This is Haiti. A decade ago, the same poisonous ingredient, diethylene glycol, killed innocent Haitians. How come it happens again in Panama?

People should learn that China is really not an advanced nation. It's level of business ethics can never be compared to those of advanced economies. This is worsened by the irresponsive Chinese government officials who are often described by main stream media as corrupt.

References:
Houston Chronicle
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/4896354.html

China Digital Times
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2007/06/us_investigated_china_in_toxicdrug_deaths_10_years_ago.php

1 comment:

philosophergurl said...

I am sooo with you on this. I was pretty pissed about the Darfur thing and equally irritated about Tibet. I even dedicated a brief post to it in my blog... but yours is much more informative and I love the images. If our government won't step in and do the honorable thing by at least boycotting the opening and closing ceremonies then we as citizens should exercise our right to put our foot down and conscientiously object. The only reason that China is being allowed to host the Olympics is because they have a strong economy which they only obtained by exploiting people's rights and resources. But considering how much our own government is responsible for, I'm really not surprised that the current administration would take such a dismal and ridiculous stance. I am really disappointed that our nation's leaders haven't shown much integrity when it comes toward respecting and uplifting humanity... unless it serves the best interest of their bottom line.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan." He's not lyin! Unfortunately the current leaders of the so-called "free world" are determined to take us all to hell with them with the choices that they make and the issues that they choose to ignore. You can read more about my views on this subject @ www.philosophergurl.blogspot.com/2008/03/chinese-boycott.html

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-philosophergurl*

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. "
-Martin Luther King, Jr.