Pork dumplings not fake
Beijing police have detained a television reporter
after false allegations of fake dumplings.
As a consequence, China's top official in charge of propaganda, Li
Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party Politburo,
made the behind-closed-doors apology.
Zi Beijia, television reporter, concocted a story in which steamed pork
dumpling-makers used pork flavoured cardboard in bun fillings. This caused at
least six executives at Beijing Television, including the head of the station to
lose credibility, some have been dismissed. Several reporters at major
television stations will have to undergo re-education classes.
The hoax is not the first of its kind to hit global headlines recently. It
comes at a time when China already faces international criticism for tainted
Sources say Zi could face several years in jail for spreading a terror
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