The following post by Jilu Mei Xin Qing (記錄每欣晴), a journalist with just under 67,000 followers on Sina Weibo, was deleted from Weibo sometime before 10:06am today, December 10, 2013. The post mentions US Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to China, during which he pressed China on its handling of visas for US journalists in the country. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The deleted post reads:

Xi Jinping ignores US Vice President Joe Biden. Britain’s Daily Telegraph and other foreign media report that the visas for 24 journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg in China will expire at the end of this month. They say this is because the reports done last year by the two media about the wealth of the families of Wen Jiabao and Xi Jinping. Last Thursday (December 5) US Vice President Joe Biden raised this issue during a high-level meeting [in China], but Biden said the Xi Jinping was totally indifferent.

The Chinese-language original follows:

习近平不理美国副总统。英国《每日电讯报》等外媒报道,《纽约时报》和彭博社有24名驻华记者的签证将于本月底到期,中国拒绝为他们续签。有分析称,这或与两家媒体去年报道温、习两家族财富有关。上周四(12月5日)访华的美国副总统拜登在与习及其他高层会面时提出此事,但拜登称习对此似乎无动于衷。

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