Southern Weekend reported that the People’s Procuratorate detained Liao Hong, President and editor-in-chief of the state’s media, People’s Daily Online, for investigation. An anonymous source indicated that the accusation against Liao was linked to the case of Xu Hui, a deputy editor at People.cn, who was placed under investigation last May for extortion and for accepting bribes from businesses. Xu allegedly took money from businesses so that no negative reports about their businesses would be published. Caijing.com reported separately that Chen Zhixia, Vice President of People’s Daily Online was also detained and placed under investigation. Webpages for both reports are no longer available.
Source: Southern Weekend and Caijing reprinted by BBC Chinese, August 27, 2015 http://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/simp/china/2015/08/150827_china_media_arrest