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JPMorgan boss regrets saying bank will outlast Chinese Communist Party

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  • 송고시간 2021-11-26 03:11
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"I made a joke the other day that the Communist Party is celebrating its 100th year, so is JPMorgan," he said.(Photo by= Getty Images)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon has apologized after saying his Wall Street bank would outlast China's Communist Party. BBC said that the comments, made at a US event, sparked anger in China, with experts warning they could jeopardize the bank's ambitions in the country.

Mr. Dimon said: "I regret and should not have made that comment," in a statement issued on Wednesday. He added he’s only trying to "emphasize the strength" of the bank. Academics suggested the quick apology was aimed at containing the fallout. In August, JP Morgan won approval to become the first full foreign owner of a securities brokerage in China. Mr. Dimon made his original remarks at Boston College on Tuesday, where he’s taking part in a series of interviews with chief executives.


It sparked a swift reaction, with Hu Xijin, editor of the state-backed Global Times newspaper, saying on Twitter: "Think long-term! And I bet the CPC [Chinese Communist Party] will outlast the USA." Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said at a news conference on Wednesday: "Why the publicity stunt with some grandstanding remarks?" Global executives typically choose their words carefully when discussing China, where foreign companies have occasionally been subject to a backlash for perceived offenses.