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A well-respected Hong Kong newspaper has axed a weekly column by a political activist and hedge fund manager as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy. Columnist Edward Chin Chi-kin said he was told by the Chinese-language Hong Kong Economic Journal on Friday that his half-page weekly column that he had written since 2006 would be canceled due to a new page design. Chin, a member of a movement called Occupy Central that has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's financial district amid the democracy row, branded the move "a political decision". "Over the past one-and-a-half years since (Leung Chun-ying), we have seen mainland influence get worse and worse," Chin told Reuters, referring to Chief Executive Leung taking over as Hong Kong leader in mid-July 2012.