#5. China Product Safety Crisis
July 11: Zheng Xiaoyu, former head of China's State Food and Drug Administration, is executed after being convicted of corruption charges in a case concerning substandard medicines that led to several deaths. The case highlighted a dramatic surge of cases of tainted Chinese exports, including pet food, toothpaste and toys, prompting calls for stronger product-safety regulation in the country that has become the world's manufacturing hub.
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