Apropos of nothing in particular, I thought I might mention that if anyone is checking my own blog and wondering why I have stopped posting, it is not because I am guest blogging here. People in China are no longer able to log onto my site, although people outside of China don't seem to have that problem. I can't get on to post.
This could be just a minor and temporary glitch (although an email to the host came back saying that they could find nothing wrong) or if could be part of the clean-up process taking place before the 17th National People's Congress, to be opened on October 15. Of course I will never know. You might have thought that rather technical discussions on problems with managing domestic repo rates had no chance of inflaming the masses, but it seems that you would have been wrong.