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The Other Side of 'the Biggest Political Story in China'

MIN READJun 16, 2017 | 21:58 GMT

The war that Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is waging against the establishment is being fought across a digital battleground, because only a very few Chinese media outlets are left The war that Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui is waging against the establishment is being fought across a digital battleground, because only a very few Chinese media outlets are left uncompromised. .

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It's no surprise that Guo Wengui's revelations of wrongdoing among politburo and law enforcement elite have captured the attention of tens of millions of Chinese citizens. But if you have never heard of Guo, you aren't alone; the story has been left virtually untouched by the mainstream media. It isn't because they lack the interest in this high-stakes scandal. Rather, many outlets likely have had difficulty judging the validity of Guo's statements. After all, had he not played the same get-rich-quick games that he now accuses others of playing? Regardless of his moral character, though, common sense suggests that if the Communist Party is taking the matter seriously, so should the press....

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