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The China Securities Regulatory Commission has ordered domestic fund managers to not publicly badmouth any Chinese stocks, in an effort to maintain stability "for the sake of a harmonious and successful Olympic Games."** This is a great idea and one that SEC chairman Christopher Cox would be wise to emulate, though, not being able to trust Wall Street to listen to him ought to think about the old sock in mouth, duct tape around face method which would be both an effective means of policing and amusing to all. Perhaps even pleasurable to some (you know who you are).
So far the moratorium on negativity hasn't done jack, with the Shanghai Composite Index continuing to fall since the CSRC laid down the law but these things take time. And in other China-getting-psyched-for-the-games news.
China Muzzles Its Money Managers [Portfolio]
**Loophole: it said nothing about privately bashing your company of choice via well-timed IMs along the lines of whatever is Chinese for: "I'd sooner give my daughter a presumably lead-laced Barbie doll than give this company my money."

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