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Tongue tied: China's censorship arm squeezes financial analysts

Prominent research head booted after warning of capital flight, market downturn

The scrubbing of Hao Hong's social media accounts indicates that he has been the victim of Beijing's long censorship arm. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

HONG KONG -- Hong Hao was among China's most prominent market analysts and the head of research at Bank of Communications International until he was abruptly shown the door this month.

Gone too were his social media accounts where critical remarks about the state of China's economy and virus lockdowns reached 3 million followers.

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