The following post by He Bing (何兵), deputy director of the School of Law at China University of Political Science and Law, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 1:34 p.m. today, October 12, 2012. The post, which notes the recent Nobel Prize in literature for Chinese writer Mo Yan (莫言), makes an oblique reference to 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a political dissident who remains in prison in China. He Bing currently has more than 230,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

As Mo Yan receives his [Nobel] prize, regardless of whether it is from the perspective of domestic or international politics, we should all consider changing the fortune of another Nobel Prize winner. Our country cannot remain idiotic to the very end. Full reconciliation is the prerequisite for a stable society.

The post is accompanied by a small picture of a man behind bars.

He Bing’s original Chinese post reads:

莫言获奖之际,无论从国内还是国际政治角度,都应当考虑改善另一诺奖获得者的际遇了。国家不能愚蠢到底。稳定社会的前提是全面和解。@胡锡进 以为如何?有时侯,诺奖就是一张小小的传票,一个在里头,一个在外头。

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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