We used to have a saying here in the states that when something like this happened in communist / Red China. “What else would you expect from a communist country? This is just business as usual for them.” Naively thinking the same thing could NEVER happen here (USA). Well, guess what? It’s worse here.
You think that’s just me spouting some rhetoric? Go to the main web page (if you’re not already there) and read the article just below this one for a reality check. Oh, and as far as ‘sacking’ individuals goes, those who are much more successful than I am at getting through to the public on issues such as vaccines, big pharma, cancer Inc… get threatened to the point that people like Mike Adams of Natural News and Ty Bollinger ‘Cancer Step Out The Box‘ both had to flee the country for fear of their lives. NO! Big pharma and big governement DON’T PLAY GAMES!
I ran this story here when this editor broke it. So, what did big government in China do? Take one guess. Same ol, same ol.
Special thanks to Vactruth.com
Editor in China sacked for expose on authorities negligence in vaccine deaths incident
Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 11:46 [IST]
Sydney, May 12 (ANI): In yet another case of Chinese authorities muzzling the media, an intrepid Chinese editor has been sacked after his paper ran a story exposing the careless handling of health vaccines that may have caused the deaths and serious illnesses of children in Shanxi Province.
Bao Yuehang, the chief-editor of the China Economic Times that employs four hundred people and is controlled by the State Council’s Development Research Centre, was also the paper’s publisher and Communist Party secretary.
The report caused a furore in China within hours of its release with the authorities trashing it as false, and was downplayed on websites following orders from the state’s Propoganda Department.
However, Yuehang has stood firmly behind the story and its writer.
Wang Keqin a prominent investigative journalist in China who wrote the report exposed how a gross failure to refrigerate vaccines had led to the deaths of four children and the illness of at least seventy-four others in Shanxi Province, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The vaccines were left unrefrigerated to prevent their stickers from peeling off, ironically these stickers depicted the government’s quality assurance.
“My chief editor, Bao Yueyang, and deputy editor, Che Haigang, have said constantly, ‘In order to ensure that the lives of China’s children are kept safe, we will fight until the end!’ ” Wang had previously written on his blog, the paper reports. (ANI)