The Wall Street Journal reports on securities regulators, media censors & other government officials issuing verbal warnings to commentators

The Journal cites government officials & economic commentators "with knowledge of the matter":

Lin Caiyi, chief economist at Guotai Junan Securities Co. (has been outspoken about rising corporate debt, a glut of housing and the weakening Chinese currency)

  • received a warning in recent weeks, these people said
  • It was her second
  • The first came from the securities regulator
  • The later one from her state-owned firm's compliance department, which instructed her to avoid making "overly bearish" remarks about the economy, particularly the currency

Article in the Journal is here, though it may be gated.