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nnnnn chinese stocks are tanking foreign puppets are to blame at least that's one conspiracy theory doing the rounds on social media in china it's the u. s. that's behind it says one chat message urging all chinese to plow two months salary into the stock market to profit back up i'm british correspondent tara joseph in hong kong , city where chinese , traded globally , acted in both good time , but on the mainland average joe investors aren't thinking beyond china they're looking to their all encompassing communist party for answers visions response so far has been a heavy dose of nationalism believe in my country says one of the top dogs at state censored social media site wave all the deputy g. m. posting a national flag as his profile pic and on the state run news sign the paper a cartoon about the market shows a woman welcoming the red army finally you're here she says the foreign devils have brought disasters , rumors of big u. s. investment banks were rocking the markets by short selling chinese stocks are also reaching a captive audience in china but scare mongers may want to trade carefully market officials say anyone caught spreading stories that could make the situation worse