China’s ‘Larry King’ speaks out on TV show – Channelnewsasia

China Daily’s website ran an article from Channelnewsasia about talk show host Lang Xianping, who says he was forced off the air while preparing a show about the Chen Liangyu scandal:

Xin 57100308171761720531One of China’s most popular television hosts says he was forced off the air by just-fired Shanghai Communist Party boss Chen Liangyu because he was preparing a show about the graft scandal that led to the politician’s downfall.

Lang Xianping, who garnered a reputation as the “Larry King of China”, had his controversial financial program on Shanghai television axed in February after he was officially told his Mandarin Chinese was not good enough. [Full text]

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