The following post by writer Shiqi Jinzhi ( 十七进制) about how some students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) greeted female astronaut Liu Yang (刘洋) and other visiting Chinese astronauts with signs that read “Get Out!”, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 6:12pm on August 15, 2012. Shiqi Jinzhi currently has just over 11,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. Apple Daily reported on August 15 that some CUHK students had carried signs protesting the astronauts’ visit to the university in the midst of the ongoing controversy over proposed “patriotic education” in the territory, but there was in fact very little coverage of the dissenting CUHK students in local Hong Kong media. Positive coverage of the visit to the university is available from China Daily here. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
Shiqi Jinzhi’s post follows:
[Hong Kong university students do no love their country, and SAY “Get out” to Chinese cosmonauts]. Cosmonaut Liu Yang and two other male cosmonauts visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong with [mainland] officials, and the students met the group with shouts of, “Get out!” Hong Kong people are really put off. It’s said that Olympic athletes from the mainland will also visit Hong Kong. Picture: The deputy head of the cosmonaut group (in the foreground wearing grey) faces university students shouting “get out” and holding up signs that say “Get Out!”. (Looking for confirmation)
The following is the original Chinese post:
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