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China's Mystery GDP Should Have G-7 Firing Italy: William Pesek

China's thought police have a new target in their sights: economists.

The Communist Party's assault on cyberspace and the international media is well known. But now, it's turning on foreign researchers who dare challenge the official narrative that China can grow 7 percent forever and can't crash. That's the gist of a new effort detailed by the South China Morning Post, one that aims to discredit and blacklist overseas researchers. Expect the world's biggest banks to start self-censoring themselves to avoid upsetting Beijing.