21 Sep '11, 4am

Chinese reporter stabbed to death after he blew the whistle on recycled cooking oil scandal

BEIJING - A Chinese journalist investigating a food scam involving cooking oil being made from leftovers salvaged from gutters has been found stabbed to death. On Monday, Mr Li Xiang, a 30-year-old reporter with Luoyang Television Station in Henan, was found dead with more than 10 stab wounds. His laptop was missing and the police have classified the case as murder-robbery, AFP reported. Netizens believed his death is linked to the story he was chasing. "Luoyang Television Station reporter Li Xiang got stabbed to death, I suspect it's related to his reports on 'gutter' cooking oil," a netizen wrote on Sina's popular social networking site Weibo, AFP reported. "Li Xiang's stabbing death is the unfortunate outcome of investigating the gutter cooking oil cases," another blogger wrote. Mr Li, who was going to marry his fiance next month, had been following the latest food scan...

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