Death sentence for corruption


The former president of state-owned Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group has been sentenced to death for corruption, in a case that has fuelled concerns over drug safety. The court gave Wu Jianwen a two-year reprieve, which usually means his sentence will be commuted to life in prison.

He was found guilty of taking bribes of almost 12 million yuan and embezzling 33 million yuan. State media said Mr Wu took bribes 35 times over ten years from suppliers of raw materials used in the company's products.

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