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China TV anchor known for patriotic views is held in corruption probe
China TV anchor known for patriotic views is held in corruption probe

Think of him as China’s Stephen Colbert – only his patriotism shtick isn’t a put-on. For years, TV news anchor Rui Chenggang has been a China booster and an icon for China’s global “soft power” push. But in a development that’s shocked the nation, Rui has been detained on suspicion of corruption, the scourge of the system he has tirelessly touted. Rui, a host on state-owned China Central Television, or CCTV, was taken away by Chinese authorities on Friday, along with Li Yong, deputy director of the network’s financial news channel, as well as an unnamed producer at the network, the Chinese financial news magazine Caixin reported. One hour...

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