China hands out penalties for the officials responsible for Changsheng vaccine scandal
Updated 20:20, 02-Feb-2019

Chinese authorities on Saturday handed out penalties to the officials who are responsible for the Changsheng vaccine scandal.

Six mid-senior level officials were either dismissed from office, ordered to resign, and suggested to resign. 42 officials were severely punished and another 29 people were given other penalties.

Among the punished officials, Wu Zhen, former deputy director of China Food and Drug Administration, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China over serious violations of discipline and laws, abusing power and taking bribes. 

According to earlier reports, the Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited violated China's laws and regulations on drug management and production supervision when they produced a human rabies vaccine, according to administrative penalty decision made by national and local drug authorities.