The following post by Liu Huafang (柳华芳), an e-commerce expert based in Beijing, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 7:52 a.m. today, November 14, 2012. The post tabulates the various guesses by foreign media about which of nine possible candidates will make the final lineup of China’s new Politburo Standing Committee, which will be unveiled tomorrow. Liu Huafang currently has just under 32,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].


The original Chinese-language 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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