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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 08:45 am

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon apologises for Chinese Communist Party joke

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon apologises for Chinese Communist Party joke
A bank boss has apologised after making an awkward joke at the Chinese Communist Party’s expense, sparking intense backlash.

The drama began at an event in Boston in the US earlier this week, when the CEO of investment bank JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, revealed he had “made a joke” during a recent visit to Hong Kong, which referred to the CCP’s 100th anniversary.Picture: Jim Watson/AFP At the event, the outspoken CEO also raised many eyebrows by making vague comments about “freedom of speech” both in China and Hong Kong.“Obviously, I don’t have freedom of speech in China … like I have in Hong Kong.I don’t have it in Hong Kong anymore either,” he said.

A banking heavyweight has issued a grovelling apology after landing in hot water over a crack at the Chinese Communist Party.A bank boss has apologised after making an awkward joke at the Chinese Communist Party’s expense, sparking intense backlash.

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