Originally Posted by ckblv
Do you think this guy get to appeal his sentence Tricia? Think it will be 20+
years before he is executed?
I'm not for the death penalty anymore either, but the US is light years ahead of China in human rights, I think we all can admit that.
I don't know what will happen to him. I am surprised he even got a trial which was probably the PR part of all this. China does have an abysmal and I do mean abysmal human rights record. And if you want to talk about thier jailing of dissadents w/o trial or evidence, restriction of press, and other human rights that the US protects I am right there. There is something scary about all their secretcy. This thread however, was China applying the death penalty to one of their citizens after a trial which the US does as well. I wasn't at the trial so I don't know if it was fair or unbiased like the US tries to be. I don't know what all the evidence was and I don't think the West will know. But I am willing to bet that with over $800,000 in bribes there were alot more potentially dangerous products that were approved. I don't think this is the only person involved and in that respect he probably is the fall guy in a PR campaign to redeem China's image of its exports. So this case does not impress me on its merit and doesn't change my opinion of products made in China. I think they have a long way to go to clean up thier act.