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MDA International Edition: What’s Going on with China?

Posted By Worker Bee On July 3, 2007 @ 3:38 pm In Health,Research Analysis | No Comments

Everywhere we look, it’s China in the news. Talk about growing pains. China, get it together!

First, the head of the State Food and Drug Administration accepted upwards of $850 thousand dollars in bribes to approve drugs [7]. He was sentenced to death (imagine if we did that here).

Then, there were the various product scares: toothpaste [8], pet food [9], and toys [10]. Hmm. Local is looking better and better, but we Americans sure love our cheap stuff.

Next, it turns out Beijing officials pressured the World Bank to cover up a very dirty fact [11]: smog in China kills hundreds of thousands of people every year.

Photo (CC) [12]

How has globalization affected you, for better or for worse?

Some conversation starters: drugs from Canada, AIDS in Africa, food from afar, and dare we say it? Wal-Mart.

Technorati Tags: China [13], globalization [14], food supply pet food [15], toothpaste [16], product scares [17]

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[9] pet food: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18854121/

[10] toys: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6697591.stm

[11] very dirty fact: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6265098.stm

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[14] globalization: http://technorati.com/tag/globalization

[15] food supply pet food: http://technorati.com/tag/food+supply+pet+food

[16] toothpaste: http://technorati.com/tag/toothpaste

[17] product scares : http://technorati.com/tag/product+scares

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