China ordering schools to remove running tracks made of toxic materials. The case has echoes of the corrosive drywall scandal in the U.S.

Fox's Alastair Wanklyn reports:

The running tracks are made of recycled tires and industrial waste. In hot weather, students reporting dizziness and difficulty breathing.

China's education ministry telling schools to remove the running tracks. It says corrupt officials will be punished, quote, "without mercy."

The case echoing that of substandard Chinese drywall used in tens of thousands of U.S. homes. It emitted a gas, that destroyed heating systems and electric wiring.

China says a government-linked agency responsible is immune from litigation.

In the Asia Bureau, Alastair Wanklyn, Fox News.