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06.17.2014 20:20

CCTV Executives May Have Crossed a Fuzzy Line

Corruption may have infected the state broadcaster simply because there's no firewall between advertising and content
By staff reporter Wang Heyan and intern reporter Xue Jiancong

(Beijing) -- The blurry boundary that separates advertising offices and content production at China's powerful broadcaster CCTV may have encouraged racketeering by a group of top executives.

The racket of undisclosed proportions is now at the center of an anti-corruption investigation targeting several executives including Guo Zhenxi, director of the state-owned TV network's finance and economics channel CCTV2, and Tan Liwu, one of the channel's producers.

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