China Newspaper Disbands Investigative Team

By: Josh Chin | Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—A prominent Chinese government newspaper disbanded its investigative reporting team, which had won plaudits for its aggressive muckraking, amid a sweeping clampdown on the media and human-rights activists.

Reporters at China Economic Times said the decision to eliminate the roughly two-year-old investigative team, whose hard-hitting exposes helped win legitimacy for the newspaper as a public watchdog, was announced at a meeting Monday morning.

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