The following re-post by Qian Gang (钱钢), the director of the China Media Project, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 3:24pm Hong Kong time yesterday, March 8, 2012. Qian Gang currently has just under 945,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
Qian Gang’s re-post is of an original post (also deleted) by Zheng Wei (郑维), a reporter at the Singapore Straits Times who currently has just over 30,000 followers on Weibo. Zheng Wei’s post includes images of various National People’s Congress delegates appearing in news coverage this week, with blow-up images of the fashion they are wearing (and its prices) off to the right.
Zheng Wei’s post with the image reads:
I saw this a Tencent, so I’ll pass it on. What brands are National People’s Congress delegates representing this year?
The original Chinese-language post from Zheng Wei follows:
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