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  1. Pay-to-donate charity scandal

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for cash donations. But the scandal deepened yesterday. CCTV revealed that Suntech had, in conjunction with the federation, been donating solar panels to schools for the past four years, but when CCTV called the recipients of last year's donation it found that 200 schools had only received one solar panel each, even though the donor had promised to donate 3,700 panels said ...

  2. TV anchors not minding their language

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... anchors, especially those on NOW channels. Fresh out of university, many seem to have trouble reading from a news script. The TV stations might consider what the mainland's CCTV does- imposing a fine on every mispronounced word by the very stringent Beijing Putonghua standard. This industry secret was 'leaked' by Wang Xiaoya (right), CCTV's most popular anchor. Rumours ...

  3. Children forced to work in factories

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to be technically legal because the parents signed waivers saying they would not ask for compensation if their children were injured in the workplace. According to the CCTV report, teachers brokering ... most students have chosen to stay quiet and complete their two-month apprenticeships. Fearing they would lose their jobs, a few even lied about their ages to CCTV reporters. One 13-year-old boy ...

  4. 'Excessive' concert spending investigated

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for CCTV and that most government-funded galas were merely masquerading as benefit shows. Peking University sociologist Xia Xueluan said spending so much government money on meaningless galas amounted to corruption. 'The local government uses the show to flatter their superiors and CCTV,' he said. ...

  5. Party chief sacked for bribes does it again

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... each- 3,000 yuan as a down payment and the other 2,000 yuan once they had voted for him, according to China Central Television (CCTV). CCTV said the average annual income in the village was about 3,000 yuan. Quoting villagers, CCTV said Mr Wang's money had come from the profits of village-owned and-operated businesses, including a dolomite mine and a construction firm, which ...

  6. Buffett joins cast of foreigners for gala shows

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla.jiao@scmp.com American investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett made an appearance in the online version of the China Central Television (CCTV) Spring Festival ... Year's Eve. She was joined by French singer Jean Roch, who sang two songs - including Can You Feel It, another theme song for a match-making show - and Geller. CCTV's New Year's Eve ...

  7. Police protect gambling dens in Anhui

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Xiaolai, told CCTV: 'The local police inform us if higher-ranking officers intend to raid the casino. 'This protection costs 2,400 yuan per table per year.' Police protection had ...

  8. Hundreds held for traffic in babies

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... participated in the crackdown, told CCTV the suspects were driven by the lucrative profits on offer. An intermediary such as a doctor could pocket 2,000 to 5,000 yuan per baby, while ringleaders like ...

  9. Banker's trial sheds light on celebrity links

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... a top-tier host at CCTV, appears to have been sidelined by the state broadcaster in the wake of media revelations of her link to Wang. She has not hosted the annual CCTV New Year gala for two years. ...

  10. Biden's lunch in Beijing a hot topic on internet

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... officials, who often opt for extravagant meals with lashings of liquor. Other said it was a show put on by a politician keen to make a good impression. CCTV anchorman Rui Chenggang wrote on his ...




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