Monday, September 22, 2008

Finding a scapegoat

That's what China's government has done, in the wake of the tainted milk scandal there which has sickened thousands of Chinese children:

"The head of China’s quality watchdog was forced to resign Monday in the wake of a growing scandal over the country’s tainted milk supply, which has already sickened more than 50,000 infants and killed at least three children, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency."

So his head will roll. This is the kind of thing China always does; back in 1978, two years after Mao Zedong passed away, China arrested and prosecuted the so-called "Gang of Four", which included Mao's second wife. They were imprisoned and blamed for the country's recent Maoist troubles, signaling that the country was turning the page. Same kind of thing here...