The following post by Caijing magazine reporter Tan Yifei (谭翊飞) about a gaffe made by Beijing Daily on Weibo today, which called for U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke to disclose his personal assets, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 2:43pm Hong Kong time today, May 15, 2012. Liu Buchen, a corporate public relations expert who frequently writes for Chinese media, including Southern Metropolis Daily, currently has more than 197,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Nothing can stop you, Beijing Daily!

The post was a re-post of a comment by another Sina Weibo user, He Huixin (何辉新), a lawyer in Gansu province, who wrote of Beijing Daily‘s Weibo gaffe: “Ha Ha! Ha Ha! Truly, I’m moved [to laugh] with all my heart at the Beijing Daily.
Tan Yifei’s original Chinese post follows:

没有什么能阻挡你,北京日报 //@薇薇安_吴薇: //@何辉新律师: [哈哈][哈哈][哈哈]我实在是被@北京日报 的良苦用心[偷笑]感动袅。

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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