That's what this teaser on the New York Times homepage* says:
Death Sentences in Chinese Milk Case
A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and a top dairy company executive to life in prison for selling tainted milk products.
Those wacky Chinese! Giving the death penalty over milk!
Now, there are a few minor details that cast a different light on the case, which you have to click the link on the NYT homepage to see. Specifically, the people who were sentenced were part of a conspiracy that "intentionally produced or sold dairy products laced with a toxic chemical called melamine," which killed six children and "caused kidney stones and other ailments in about 300,000 children last year."
I'll bet most people who skim the front-page teaser won't click the link and read the article. They'll go away with a vague impression that death sentences are given out in China for all sorts of silly reasons. So leaving out facts can be a powerful thing.
* Since I posted this, the teaser has dropped off the homepage, but the same text is on the "World" page for the time being.