Caixin OnlineOpinionEditorial China's Chance to Sweep the Dirty Media Room
01.16.2012 12:21

China's Chance to Sweep the Dirty Media Room

Public scrutiny should trump slick public relations firms and media outlets that accept payoffs to hide the truth
A Century Weekly editorial

What began as consumer fury over a luxury furniture retailer named Da Vinci recently flared with intriguing revelations about the twisted relations between major media groups and big business in China.

Da Vinci took a battering in July when China Central Television, on a news program called Weekly Quality Report, aired damning allegations that the Singapore-based firm was selling products manufactured on the mainland but labeled as Italian-made.

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