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15 People Detained In China Vaccine Scandal As Concerns Over Impact Widen

Associated Press: 15 detained in China rabies vaccine scandal
“…Those detained include the CEO of Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd., which has been accused of fabricating production and inspection records following a surprise visit to company offices by inspectors last week. The other 14 were also executives at the company, state broadcaster CCTV said on Wednesday…” (7/25).

CNN: Vaccine scandal exposes the contradictions at the heart of the ‘Chinese dream’
“Health scandals in China have a history of reaching well beyond the country’s borders. … Hundreds of thousands of vaccines have been found to be faulty, sparking widespread fury and panic and leading President Xi Jinping to describe the incident as ‘vile and shocking.’ But the concern shared by many parents in the wake of the scandal — that it might not be isolated to one company, and could be more widespread — risks turning into a backlash against Xi’s government and his key policy of the ‘Chinese dream’…” (Griffiths, 7/24).

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