President Xi Jinping has described the country’s latest vaccine scandal
as “appalling”, pledging a thorough investigation into China’s worst
public health crisis in years.
Taking time out from his trip to Africa, Xi said China was determined to
clean up the scandal-ridden industry, ordering local authorities to
conduct an investigation immediately and release the findings to the
public “on time” to ensure social stability.
“The violations by Changchun Changsheng Bio-technology are serious and
appalling,” state broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi as saying, as police in
Changchun took the company’s chairwoman Gao Junfang and four senior
executives away for questioning.