The following post from Zhang Hongjie (张宏杰), a Chinese writer and historian, was deleted from Sina Weibo on February 2, 2012. It was accompanied with the photo included below. Zhang currently has more than 63,000 followers on Weibo, according to Sina’s numbers. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Various areas of Tibet have launched a “thankfulness education” program for Tibetans, and taking images of [Chinese Communist Party] leaders and “entering villages and homes” is the primary means of carrying out this thankfulness education. Rural households receiving [the posters] expressed their limitless gratitude to the Party and the government, saying they will not abuse the hopes and expectations of the Party and the government, and will resolutely preserve national integrity, solidarity among the nationalities, opposing separatism, conscientiously criticize the Dalai Lama clique, steadfastly moving with the Party.”

Zhang’s original post follows:


NOTE: All posts to The Anti-Social List are listed as “permission denied” in the Sina Weibo API, which means they were deleted by Weibo managers, not by users themselves.

David Bandurski

CMP Director

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