The following post by Chinese lawyer Yuan Yulai (袁裕来) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime after 8pm Hong Kong time, February 13, 2012. Yuan’s post was in fact a re-post of another by user, Yudao’s Little Nest (@余导的小窝), which shared a link (still available) to a song about Chongqing’s top leader, Bo Xilai (薄熙来). Yuan Yulai currently has more than 55,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

It seems there is also a song praising “Bo Xilai” called “The Song of Bo Xilai.”

The above post was made in response to a second deleted post by veteran journalist and CMP fellow Yang Haipeng (杨海鹏), who included a picture of six skyscrapers in Chongqing, each topped with a Chinese character (presumably Photoshopped). Yang wrote: “In Chongqing, six skyscrapers, each topped with a character, together reading: ‘Bo Xilai is under great strain.”

The original Chinese-language re-post by Yuan Yulai 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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