The following post by Tian Weihua (田炜华), the director of Chief Financial Officer magazine, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 12:16am Hong Kong time today, March 7, 2012. Tian Weihua currently has just under 140,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
Tian Weihua’s post includes an image of a one-yuan bill. But the bill has apparently been altered to include phrases about the practice of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement branded as an “evil cult” by the Chinese Communist Party in 1999, and still very sensitive today. The date on the bill is 1999, and the characters at the top, just to the left of “People’s Bank of China”, read: “Falun Dafa is Great!”
The tongue-in-cheek post by Tian Weihua reads:
Just now I was searching for change to pay my parking fee when out of nowhere I found this bill . . .
The original Chinese-language post from Lang Yaoyuan follows:
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