The World Bank denied that Beijing had pressured it to delete a chapter on China’s financial system from a report on the country’s economy economy after it removed a chapter detailing “reform priorities in China’s financial sector,” The Financial Times reported. In an interview Bert Hofman, the World Bank’s country director for China, said the bank had held discussions about the chapter in question in recent days. But he denied that the decision to withdraw it had been the result of any request or pressure from Chinese authorities.
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