Jun 02, 2014 01:26 PM

Senior CCTV Executive under Bribery Probe

Guo Zhenxi

Guo Zhenxi

(Beijing) -- Guo Zhenxi, director of the finance and economics channel of China's state broadcaster CCTV, has been detained by prosecutors from the northeastern province of Jilin on suspicion of bribery, Caixin learned from various sources.

The official Xinhua News Agency on late June 1 reported Guo was placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption. Tan Liwu, a producer on CCTV's finance and economic channel, has also been detained, Xinhua said.

Caixin learned that CCTV sent an internal notice on Guo's investigation to some of its senior executives.

49-year-old Guo is a veteran of China's broadcasting sector. He joined CCTV in 1992 as a reporter in the economics department. In April 1998, he was named vice director of CCTV's advertising department and promoted to director of the department three years later. In July 2005, Guo was appointed head of both the station's advertising department and economics channel. After a restructuring in 2009, Guo became the head of CCTV's director of the finance and economics channel.

Guo, a native of the eastern province of Shandong, graduated with a major in physics from Shandong University in 1981. Following that, he spent two years in the military and was admitted by Lanzhou University for graduate studies in corporate management.

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