Jamie Dimon apologises for saying JPMorgan would outlive Chinese communist party

Jamie Dimon apologises for saying JPMorgan would outlive Chinese communist party
American businessman also said that China was probably ‘listening anyway’ at Boston event

JPMorgan Chase 最高経営責任者(CEO Jamie Dimon has apologised for saying that the US bank would last longer than the 中国共産党.

Mr Dimon made the joke at an event in Boston at which he answered questions about his company’s relationship with China, security issues in Hong Kong and the country’s tension with Taiwan, による ブルームバーグ.

“I was just in Hong Kong and I made a joke that the Communist Party is celebrating its hundredth year. So is JPMorgan. I’d make you a bet we last longer,” said Mr Dimon at the Boston College event.

“I can’t say that in China. They probably are listening anyway.”

Mr Dimon’s bank reportedly has $20bn invested in China and has expansion plans in the country, and he walked back the comment on Wednesday.

“I truly regret my recent comment because it’s never right to joke about or denigrate any group of people, whether it’s a country, its leadership, or any part of a society and culture,」彼は声明で言った.

“Speaking in that way can take away from constructive and thoughtful dialogue in society, which is needed now more than ever.”

趙立堅, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, played down the comments at his press briefing, 報告 ブルームバーグ.

“Is it really necessary to cite such remarks that are merely to attract people’s attention?" 彼は言った.

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