The following censorship instruction, issued to the media by government authorities, has been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
News of the investigation of Rui Chenggang should not be on the double homepages [main and news]. Do not hype related content. (July 12, 2014)
Rui Chenggang, long-time host of CCTV’s Economic News, has been detained on suspicion of graft. Rui is rumored to be connected to other high-level CCTV management who were detained in June.
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