Top CPC committee sacks several officials over rabies vaccine scandal

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/8/17 0:08:39

The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday dismissed several senior officials involved in the Changsheng vaccine scandal.

Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee, the State Council held multiple meetings to study the issue and dispatched special teams to investigate the case. The details of the case and issues on relevant government departments and officials' duties and responsibilities have been basically discovered, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Thursday. 

Among senior officials dismissed were the vice governor of Jilin Province Jin Yuhui (who had supervision over food and drugs in the province since April 2017), vice chairperson of Jilin Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Li Jinxiu (who was the vice governor of the province in 2015-17) and Liu Changlong,  mayor of provincial capital Changchun. The meeting also ordered the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the National Supervision Commission to start investigating Wu Zhen, former deputy head of China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA).

The meeting instructed the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee, Jilin Provincial Government and the CFDA to engage in profound self-criticism and self-inspection to the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, CCTV reported.

Global Times


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