The following post by Fang Jiaping (方家平), a well-known Chinese columnist, was deleted from Sina Weibo on October 8, 2012. The post is a simple remark about remembering Yuan Mu (袁木), the former State Council press spokesman who held the press conference on June 6, 1989, just two days after a brutal crackdown on student demonstrators [watch video HERE]. Yuan has since defended the Party’s actions on June 4, 1989, saying history has shown them to be correct. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Former head of the research office of the State Council, Yuan Mu — already there are few left who remember him!

The post is accompanied by a picture of Yuan Mu:

Fang Jiaping’s original Chinese post reads:


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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