This took place at a time when officials were facing re-election.
Now hospitals and public officials face the daunting task of trying to locate patients.
Chinese officials face the challenge of managing carefully any potential fallout at home from the deal's collapse.
Chinese officials have faced competing pressures in their efforts to increase trade.
And, as more towns look to be included in the program, some local elected officials are facing strong opposition from residents.
It's a relief to hear officials face reality and declare that the old Emperor has no clothes.
As one the officials turned and faced the crowd.
Two other top officials, one from each party, have faced ethical criticism.
It is not publicly known whether other officials also face indictment.
It was not known which officials might face punishment.