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Jamie Dimon’s Apology Undercuts His Own Words on China Free Speech

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WATCH: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon cracked a joke about China during a panel discussion in Boston.

Jamie Dimon knew right away that Beijing wouldn’t like his joke about the Communist Party’s downfall, noting immediately afterward: “I can’t say that in China.” 

In many ways, that was the point. The quip capped extended remarks on Tuesday from JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s chief executive officer in which he questioned the sustainability of China’s rise and spoke about the complications of free speech in the country.