Journalist Chen Yongzhou gives his confession in a detention room at the Changsha Public Security Bureau detention centre in Changsha City, Hunan Province. Mr Chen’s lengthy explanation of how he invented negative stories about the Changsha-based firm is the latest in a series of televised confessions by suspects in high-profile or politicised cases.   Photograph: China Central Television/Reuters TV

A Chinese financial reporter detained on suspicion of harming a business’ reputation confessed on state television today that he was fed untrue inf(...)