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Massive Pharma Company Exec: We Want To ‘Love The Communist Party’

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca’s China president and global executive vice president pledged that the company would be patriotic in China and “love” the country’s ruling communist party, according to Reuters.

“Build a local, transnational company that loves the Communist Party and loves the country,” Wang said, according to Reuters.

Weng Lei made the comments at a Friday presentation to a crowd of several hundred during an event marking AstraZeneca’s 30 years of business in China, according to Reuters. AstraZeneca, the largest drug producer in China, made 13% of its sales there in 2022 and recently spent $450 million on a China-based inhaler factory.

AstraZeneca declined to clarify whether senior management had approved the quotes from Lei and wouldn’t say what his comments meant for the company’s plans in the country, according to Reuters. The company received $1.2 billion in American taxpayer money in 2020 to develop its COVID-19 vaccine, which brought in $4 billion in sales in 2021.

AstraZeneca did not respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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  1. It should be banned from America if he feels that strongly about it. These Chinese need to be deported from America. All of them! None can be trusted to not be a part of the Communist Party. But the “Big Guy” is probably getting his cut from them. Where he’s going, money won’t mean a thing and it won’t be a Caribbean Island either.

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