The former publisher of a prominent Chinese newspaper known for its investigative reporting has been caught in China’s widening anti-graft net.
Dai Zigeng, 56, is being investigated for “serious violations of discipline and law” – an euphemism for corruption – the Beijing municipal corruption watchdog announced in a statement Monday (June 10).
The statement didn’t offer any details of alleged wrongdoings.
Dai was publisher of the Beijing News from 2006 to 2017. During his stint, the state-owned newspaper won a reputation for investigations exposing vaccine scandals, ill-treatment of the disabled and other social woes that are rarely highlighted by other Chinese media.
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