The following post by “Strange Bird” (怪鳥), the deputy general manager of a Beijing-based internet company, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:51 p.m. yesterday, December 2, 2012. The post shares an image of Liu Xiaobo: A Biography, a 2011 book by Yu Jie about Nobel laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. The book, published in Hong Kong, is of course not available in mainland China, where Liu Xiaobo still cannot be mentioned in the press. “Strange Bird” currently has just under 19,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
Ha ha! I’m starting it now.
The original Chinese-language post follows:
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