President Xi announced the investigation while on an official visit to Rwanda ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images
President Xi announced the investigation while on an official visit to Rwanda ©Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

China launches vaccine scandal probe

25 July 2018

Chinese president Xi Jinping has ordered an investigation of a vaccination manufacturer’s supply chains following the revelation that it had distributed thousands of faulty vaccines.

Regulators recently announced Changchun Changshen Life Sciences, the country’s largest listed vaccine producer, had forged data on more than 100,000 rabies vaccines and sold more than 250,000 substandard diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines last year.

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