The following post by “Reporter on an Errand” (记者跑腿) was deleted sometime before 10:30AM today, October 10, 2014. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

The post deals with the 2014 Nobel Prizes, which are being awarded this month. Its sensitivity presumably lies in the fact that it mentions both the Dalai Lama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波), recipient of the prize in 2010 — and that it wryly suggests China’s Nobel honors are overshadowed by political persecution.

China has had four recipients of the Nobel Prize: The Dalai Lama, Gao Xingjian, Liu Xiaobo, Mo Yan. One is in exile, one became a Chinese citizen of France, one is in prison, and one does not speak.

“Reporter on an Errand” currently has more than 5,200 followers on Sina Weibo.

The original Chinese-language post follows:

中国有四位诺贝尔奖获得者:达赖喇嘛,高行健,刘晓波,莫言。一个流亡,一个成了法国华人,一个身陷囹圄,一个不说话。

four recipients