The following post by veteran investigative reporter and CMP fellow Yang Haipeng (杨海鹏) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime after 7am Hong Kong time today, Febuary 10, 2012. Yang Haipeng currently has more than 169,000 followers on Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

It is said that this cataclysm in Chongqing has to do with a wealthy and influential businessman, Li Junyi (李俊亦), who fled [the country]. Li had [a fortune of] several billion in assets, all taken [seized?], and before he was taken [arrested] he fled on a plane from Chengdu. After this, when Li was overseas, he informed about some secrets (阴事) concerning the anti-vice [campaign in Chongqing]. Some inside stories about Chongqing have also been put in the hands of senior leaders. Li has connections with the Chengdu military district and is an above-board businessman (合法商人).

Yang Haipeng’s original Chinese-language 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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