Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mayor of Shijiazhuang sacked over tainted milk powder scandal

The mayor of Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, was sacked on Thursday over a tainted milk powder scandal.

The dismissal of Ji Chuntang was made at the local legislature, one day after Ji was removed from his post as vice secretary of the Shijiazhuang Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China .

The dairy giant Sanlu Group, based in Shijiazhuang, was the first company exposed in the scandal. More than 6,200 infants across the country had developed kidney stones after drinking Sanlu's tainted baby formula, including three who have died.


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