The spiraling scandal over faulty vaccines from a major drug maker in China spooked the country over the weekend. While a viral investigative post can no longer be found, some are trying to guarantee its availability by leveraging blockchain technology.

A shocking scandal surrounding Shenzhen-listed drug maker Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology broke at the end of last week. The Jilin-based company was found to have violated standards in making rabies vaccine for humans. What’s more, some 252,600 substandard DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) vaccines manufactured by the company were sold to Shandong Province.

The incidents soon enraged the whole country, where it becomes one of the most watched topics on local social media like WeChat and Weibo. Among tons of articles on the topic, “King of Vaccines” written by a blogger under the pen name of “Beast”(兽爷 shouye),” went viral as one of the first to break the story. The article did a thorough investigation of the history of Chuangchun Changsheng and how the company developed to become one of China’s largest vaccine producer by selling defective products.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.