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Michael Forsythe, Reporter Suspended Over China Leak, Leaves Bloomberg

BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 1:  Attendants hold umbrellas to protect delegates from rain as they arrive for the opening ceremon
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 1: Attendants hold umbrellas to protect delegates from rain as they arrive for the opening ceremony of 21st Century Council Conference at the Great Hall of the People, November 1, 2013 in Beijing, China. The onnference will be held November 1-3 and is hosted by -hosted by the the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy (CIIDS), Berggruen Institute on Governance and the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. (Photo by Jason Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Forsythe, the reporter suspended from Bloomberg News, is no longer with the company.

He tweeted Tuesday:

Forsythe was suspended last week after he was suspected of leaking allegations that Bloomberg News killed investigative pieces out of fear of retaliation from the Chinese government. The New York Times spoke with four Bloomberg employees who alleged that editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler had spiked a story on the financial ties of Chinese government officials. Winkler's main reason, according to the employees, was not wanting to get kicked out of the country.

On Monday, Forsythe tweeted, "Thanks everyone for the incredible outpouring of sympathy and support. It has really helped me and my family get through this."

News of his departure comes one day after the company enacted a round of about 50 layoffs on Monday.

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