The following post from Professor Dong Zengshou (董增寿教授) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 9:32AM today, November 13, 2014. Professor Dong Zengshou currently has more than 10,000 followers on Sina Weibo. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The post deals with remarks made recently to The Beijing News by Hu Deping (胡德平), the eldest son of the pro-reform former senior leader Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), who died in 1989, catalyzing the student demonstrations that followed. Hu Deping’s remarks have been reported widely in overseas Chinese media over the past day.

Professor Dong Zengshou’s post on Weibo contained this portion of the Hu Deping interview:

Hu Deping: For some time in the recent past, particularly during Bo Xilai’s “Singing Red and Striking Black” (唱红打黑) campaign in Chongqing, I found things quite terrifying. Wang Lijun said publicly: If only political problems could be changed into legal questions and then be investigated, then we would have an absolute say (发言权).

hu deping post

The original Chinese-language post follows:

胡德平:过去有一段时间,特别是薄熙来在重庆“唱红打黑”时,我觉得很恐怖。王立军公开说:只要把政治问题变成法律问题来查,我们就有绝对的发言权。我曾给中央写信说过,这个说法很恐怖;后来我也公开发表过意见,认为主要是司法工作出了问题。