CCTV Anchor Has Dubious Connection?
The CCTV male anchor Rui Chenggang was recently taken
away by the procuratorate staff for alleged involvement in the
case of Guo Zhenxi, CCTV Finance Channel Director.
Rui had said, “Networking is a must!"
Rui Chenggang, known for showing off his “narrow
nationalism", has been criticized for possessing strong
characteristics of the Party nature.
But, the Party Mom failed to protect him, she sacrificed him
in the name of anti-corruption in order to survive.
Rui Chenggang was the anchor for CCTV Economic
Prior to air time, he was taken away by the Discipline
and Inspection Department.
The program was left with his anchor partner Xie Yingying,
an empty seat, and two microphones.
Caixin reported, that also taken away were deputy director
of the Finance Channel program, Li Yong, and a producer.
They were suspected of being involved in the case of Guo Zhenxi,
CCTV’s Finance Channel Director.
Guo Zhenxi was arrested on allegations involving bribes of
2 billion yuan.
Rui Chenggang, aged 37, was once a top student of Anhui
He was known as the CCTV international presenter.
He had presided over the CCP’s International Forums
and interviewed foreign dignitaries for CCTV.
He is winner of many awards from the CCP,
he was named one of the best presenters of CCTV.
Rui Chenggang had said in his book, networking is a must!
His colleagues had said that Rui Chenggang was very close
to Guo Zhenxi.
Guo Zhenxi believes Rui is one of the most valued presenters.
Rui Chenggang often presented himself as a patriot
of the regime and the Party.
He was known for his strong Party stance.
In 2013, he had stated his experience in the learning
of Marxism News Concept.
He believed that the Concept was established on a clear political
stance, which is the root, the core, and the key.
He also said, “The CCTV host is challenged with higher
expectations in the ideological consciousness, theoretical level
in policy, and political sensitivity."
Political science professor at the City University of New York
Xia Ming: “The CCP can sacrifice everything.
To maintain its political power, anyone can be eliminated,
including its General Secretary.
The Party is everything.
As long as the Party exists, any individual can be sacrificed.
It should remind everyone who has served the CCP
that serving the CCP is like making a living on the knife.
It is very dangerous."
In 2007, Rui Chenggang was first known to the media by his
blog, “Starbucks, get out of the Forbidden City."
Rui admitted this blog greatly increased his fame.
He said, many people had not heard of him before this blog.
In the 2010 G20 summit, Rui Chenggang attended the press
conference on behalf of CCTV and once again became a subject.
In the closing press conference of the summit,
his statement, “I think I can represent Asia," won much focus.
In 2011, during the Dalian Summer Davos, Rui Chenggang
mocked the U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
He asked Locke if his taking the Economy class was to remind
everyone: Americans still owe China money.
Locke responded with a laugh.
However, Rui Chenggang’s “smart talk" reminded the Chinese
how the American officials save the taxpayer’s dollars.
Rui’s question was also believed to represent those CCP
officials who feel uneasy about Locke’s low-key style.
Rui Chenggang was criticized as arrogant and his provocative
talk has embarrassed the Chinese people.
Former Hebei People’s Radio Editor Zhu Xinxin: “He is also
a victim of the CCP.
He has entirely had his mind focused on making name and fame,
pleasing the leader and obeying the power.
He has ignored his profession in the media."
Chinese media, The Paper, reported that CCTV inside sources
revealed that there is a public relations firm run by his family that
has a clearly set price tag for some of Rui’s high-end
interview guests, his propaganda, and the time allocated
for the CCTV programs.
There are media reports that Rui Chenggang was very close
to Gu Liping, the wife of Lin Jihua, former Director of Central
They consider each other as brother and sister.
Rui Chenggang had also participated in a commercial
company run by Lin Jihua’s nephew.
Rui often partied with Yu Gang, the secretary of Zhou
Yongkang, and the princeling, Zhen Wei, the son of Zeng
Rui Chenggang was known to be close to Zeng Qinghong’s
brother Zeng Qinghuai, who had controlled CCTV art center
for many years.
Interview Edit/LiuHui Post-Production/Li Zhiyuan