China arrests environmental reporter suspected of extortion

April 3, 2015 10:08 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing police have arrested an environmental reporter and his associates in an apparent extortion scandal, as China works to crack down on corruption in the news media.

A string of corruption scandals in China's news media has shaken the faith of the public in the largely state-controlled industry and in response, the media regulator unveiled tougher rules last year.

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