The following post by Guo Songmin (郭松民), a journalist at State-Owned Enterprises (国企) magazine, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 4:16 p.m. yesterday, November 19, 2012. The post makes oblique reference to the recent report from the New York Times alleging that the family members of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have more than two billion dollars in assets. It does not mention Wen Jiabao, but remarks on recent developments in the corruption case of former Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian and then includes a sketch of Wen Jiabao. Guo Songmin currently just over 105,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

Two properties bought by [Taiwan’s ex-president] Chen Shui-bian with ill-got funds, registered in his son’s name in New York and in Keswick, Virginia, were recently confiscated by the U.S. government, and the titles have been placed under the U.S. government. This case in the U.S. already shows the dangers facing the assets held by our country’s corrupt officials in America. The U.S. can at any time announce that it is confiscating them all, making them American property.

The original Chinese-language post follows:

陈水扁用赃款在美国购置的,记在儿子名下的纽约和维吉尼亚州凯斯威克的庭园住宅,两处合计价值美金210万元的房地产,纽约及维吉尼亚法院在十月下旬分别裁决没收,转入美国政府名下。 美国的这一案例,已彰显了我国贪官在美资产的危险性,美国随早随时都可以宣布全部没收,成为美国的财产。

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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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