The following post by Song Yangbiao (宋阳标), a professional journalist, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 6:26 p.m. yesterday, December 2, 2012. The post shares a pastiche of newspaper reports about China in Hong Kong media, including a summary of the latest revelations from the New York Times over the assets held by the family members of current Premier Wen Jiabao, a devastating 120-car pile-up in Shandong province killing at least 7 people, and the use of scrap steel to make false teeth. Song Yangbiao currently has just over 17,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

Numb and spicy hot pot, scrap steel to make fake teeth, and tragic car accidents — what is China coming to?

The original Chinese-language post follows:

麻辣火锅 废钢做牙 惨烈车祸 中国,这是怎么了?

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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