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01.04.2012 19:44

Da Vinci Says CCTV Reporter Blackmailed Company

Da Vinci said a CCTV reporter told the company he could continue to produce negative reports about the luxury furniture retailer
By staff reporters Gao Yu, Wang Shanshan, Long Zhouyuan, Deng Hai and Wang Xiaoqing and intern reporter Jin Qing

(Beijing) – Luxury furniture retailer Da Vinci said a CCTV reporter extorted money in exchange for the silencing of false reports over the veracity of the company's product labeling.

In an interview with Caixin, the company said it wired 1 million yuan to an account in Hong Kong. Da Vinci believes the money will finally go to CCTV reporter Li Wenxue.

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