The following post by Gao Jun (高军), a producer at a Beijing company that specializes in “micro-films” (微电影), was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 5:40am Hong Kong time today, July 9, 2012. The post calls on internet users to share any information they have on the June 30 fire in Tianjin, the full facts of which remain unclear. Gao Jun has just under 300,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
The post reads:
【Call Out】How many secrets about the Tianjin fire have yet to come out? If you were on the scene, or if you had relatives who perished in the fire, please get in touch with us. We will pay money for videos from the scene (that have not yet been shared on the internet). We don’t care about politics. We only want to document the lives of those who perished! Please send relevant video material to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to preserve the privacy of those who provide material, and will pay for related videos.
The original Chinese post follows:
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