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China reporter 'confesses' to taking bribes for stories

26 October 2013 Last updated at 09:53 BST

A Chinese journalist has confessed on state television that he accepted bribes for fabricating stories about a construction company he accused of fraud.

Chen Yongzhou wrote several articles for the Guangdong-based New Express newspaper alleging financial irregularities at a construction-equipment company called Zoomlion.

Mr Chen said he had been "lured by benefits" to violate journalistic ethics.

Michael Bristow reports.