A Chinese Golden Parachute

by Devanshu Mehta

The boss of the toy company responsible for the huge recall in the US has “committed suicide by hanging himself”:http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070813/china_tainted_products.html?.v=18 in his warehouse. The toys were recalled due to toxic paint in the toys, which was sold to this ‘boss’ by a close friend of his. The most interesting paragraph in the AP story is:<blockquote>Zhang hung himself on Saturday, according to the report. It is common for disgraced officials to commit suicide in China.</blockquote>

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