Female Cadre In Search Of Love

A Land Taxes Department cadre found herself featured on a TV reality show as the third party in a vicious divorce. She sued the television station and won. From Southern Weekend and translated by ESWN:

32-year-old Zhang Chen finally accepted a public apology from Hunan Econmic TV as well as financial compensation. “Actually, the apology was made over two program episodes because I was not satisfied with the first one.” The compensation was rumored to be somewhere between 500,000 yuan to 1,000,000 yuan “but actually not enough to pay my legal fees.”

On June 20, 2007, the program was first shown. Since then, the female cadre Zhang Chen has been involved in a lawsuit, lost 5 kilograms in weight and split up with a boyfriend with whom she had been discussing marriage…

On June 13, 2007, Wednesday, Zhang Chen got off work, returned home, changed clothes and was about to go out for dinner. The doorbell rang and she spotted a male stranger through the peephole. The man asked for Zhang Chen. She opened the door. The man claimed to be a television reporter and wanted to interview her about “certain personal emotional issues.”

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