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Aug 17, 2018 08:23 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Officials Fall as Vaccine Scandal Widens

A Jilin province-based company has been found to have sold almost half a million substandard vaccines. Photo: VCG
A Jilin province-based company has been found to have sold almost half a million substandard vaccines. Photo: VCG

China’s ruling Communist Party has forced out several senior officials in connection with a widening vaccine scandal, highlighting the critical need for reform in the country’s pharmaceutical industry.

The firings came directly from the Politburo’s Standing Committee — China’s top decision-making body, composed of seven powerful men.

The casualties include Jin Yuhui, vice governor of Jilin province in China’s northeast, who had overseen supervision of the food and drug industry in the region since April.

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