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The vice governor of the Central Bank of Norway “resigned” because his wife was Chinese.

The vice governor of the Central Bank of Norway "resigned" because his wife was Chinese.

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According to Reuters on the 4th, Joe Nikolayson, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Norway, announced his resignation on the same day. He said that his application for safety permit renewal was rejected because his wife was Chinese.

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The vice governor of the Central Bank of Norway “resigned” because his wife was Chinese.

Nikolayson said: “Norwegian Civil Security Review has informed me that I will not be granted a new security license because my wife is a Chinese citizen and lives in China, where I provide financial support for her.

At the same time, they determined that I personally did not have any doubts about obtaining security clearances.” According to the Central Bank of Norway, Nikolassen’s resignation application took effect immediately.

According to Reuters, Nikolassen was first appointed as the vice governor of the Central Bank of Norway in 2014 and received a second appointment in April this year. He married his wife in 2010.

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