While no official reason was given for the banning of the magazine, the June 20 edition contained articles on several taboo topics including a cover story on a bank loan scandal linked to government officials and an article on the impact of SARS. The magazine is published by a government-backed financial think tank, and made waves last month when it ran an interview with SARS whistle blower Dr. Jiang Yanyong.
Caijing is the second publication to be affected by a media crackdown in China. The weekly newspaper Beijing Xinbao was closed earlier this month after running an article that mocked party officials. [Click here for more details]