China State TV Purges Staff After Dumpling Scandal – Reuters

From Reuters:

Chinese state television has begun sacking contract staff after a bogus news report about toxic dumplings that drew international alarm and angered propaganda chiefs, newspapers reported on Monday.

A report made by Beijing TV and shown on China Central Television (CCTV) this month claimed to show a vendor selling steamed dumplings stuffed with chemical-laced cardboard masquerading as pork. The report brought a crescendo of domestic and international alarm about the country’s lax product safety, with news of bogus food, drugs and other products ranging from seafood and toothpaste to tires. [Full Text]

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