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Chinese economist Ren Zeping banned from posting on Weibo after comments on financing childbirth stir controversy

Chinese economist and online celebrity Ren Zeping was banned from posting on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, late on Wednesday after a string of controversial posts suggesting the central bank print 2 trillion yuan (US$314 billion) to support the birth of 50 million babies over the next 10 years sparked lively public debate.Weibo said in a notice at the top of Ren’s account that Ren had “violated relevant laws and regulations”. Although Ren cannot post anything new, his account has not been… ...

Chinese economist and online celebrity Ren Zeping was banned from posting on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, late on Wednesday after a string of controversial posts suggesting the central bank print 2 trillion yuan (US$314 billion) to support the birth of 50 million babies over the next 10 years sparked lively public debate.Weibo said in a notice at the top of Ren’s account that Ren had “violated relevant laws and regulations”. Although Ren cannot post anything new, his account has not been…

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