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Shanxi arrests TV reporter

THE China Central Television reporter who was taken from her home in Beijing by Shanxi officers last December after she began looking into abuse-of-power allegations in the province has been arrested.

Sun Qian, vice prosecutor general of China's supreme prosecutors office, told an online forum yesterday that Shanxi authorities believe reporter Li Min accepted bribes from the brother of a businessman who was under investigation and took advantage of her position as a reporter to undermine the probe.

The charges were filed by the Xinghualing District prosecutors office in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi. Li was detained by Shanxi authorities on December 5 shortly after she was taken out of Beijing and placed under investigation for taking bribes. Her arrest was approved on December 18.

Earlier reports said Li was romantically linked to the businessman's brother and took bribes from him.

The case centers on an investigation by Li and two reporters from the Beijing Times and the Legal Daily. The journalists traveled with Li to investigate claims that the Xinghualing office improperly intervened in a dispute between a Guangdong businessman, who was identified as Wu, and a Taiyuan businessman.

He Shusheng, the chief prosecutor of the Xinghualing office, said Li received 200,000 yuan (US$29,100) from Wu's brother.

The Xinghualing office reportedly put Wu in a detention house several times on charges of bribing officials, contract fraud and false accusations against the chief prosecutor.

The two reporters told Beijing Youth Daily in December that He warned them they risked losing their media cards and other punishment for investigating the story.


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