Sep 27, 2008

The San Lu Saga

Today's New York Times has a long article on the San Lu scandal in China. The whole article is worth reading as it is a good summary of the facts as we know them. Most importantly it portrays the New Zealand Government in a positive light

The problem was finally exposed in September when the New Zealand government, after discussions with Fonterra executives, contacted authorities in Beijing. Beijing officials say they knew nothing about the scandal until September, though a Fonterra company spokesman said the company believed the central government knew in August.
Chinese leaders have since responded forcefully, even as they have distanced themselves from responsibility for the scandal.