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“Prisoners were always interrogated at night”: how a former detainee wants to use Ofcom to end China’s forced TV confessions

Bizarrely, when it comes to reigning in this particular brutal Chinese regime, Ofcom has unprecedented power

By Olivia Utley  

In the next couple of months, CCTV—Chinese State TV—is set to open the world’s biggest foreign news bureau in Chiswick Park, London. The London hub will be the jewel in the crown of CCTV’s Europe expansion, occupying a 3,000 sq foot building and employing over 300 London-based writers. For demoralised and underpaid UK journalists, the jobs—which offer the opportunity to “tell China’s story well” for a hefty salary—look like glittering opportunities. One department has already had 6,000 applicants for 90 positions, and the deadline isn’t until February.

So, what’s the catch? Well, it’s a…

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