The following post by Sun Dawu (孙大午), a user from Hubei province, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 9:06AM today, September 30, 2015. The post refers to recent news that Hong Kong business tycoon Li Ka-shing has sold off many of his investments in mainland China, an issue that earlier this month prompted sharp criticism from state media in China. [Explore more deleted posts by using the Weiboscope, created by the Journalism & Media Studies Centre.]

Sun Dawu wrote:

Li Ka-shing has fled, but how can mainland businesspeople flee? Can they leave behind their factory equipment, their family, their thousands of workers? Actually, mobs are not so frightening. What is truly frightening is a mob government!

The original Chinese-language post follows:

李嘉诚跑了,大陆的企业家怎么跑?厂房设备,父老乡亲,几千名员工,都抛下?其实,暴民不可怕,可怕的是暴民政府!