The following post by Hong Kong Economic Times reporter Lao Xianliang (勞顯亮) about riots earlier this week in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 7:47am Hong Kong time today, June 29, 2012. Lao Xianliang, whose Weibo account is “Williamontheway”, has just over 9,300 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
Lao’s post included an image of coverage of the Zhongshan riots by Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, in which it is reported that a journalist with Apple Daily was attacked:

Apple Daily journalist attacked in Zhongshan.

The original Chinese 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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