The following post by Commander Xi Dada (习大大司令) voicing frustration over the blocking of the Weibo account of former Google China founding president Kai-fu Lee after he scoffed online the People’s Daily-run search engine Jike.com and its president, former table tennis star Deng Yaping (邓亚萍), was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:40am today, February 18, 2013. Commander Xi Dada currently has just under 8,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
Commander Xi Dada wrote:
Just for mentioning Deng Yaping, Kai-fu Lee gets gagged! I’d like to know: 1) Why is taxpayer money used for commercial operations [in running the Jike.com search service]? They can use two billion yuan in taxpayer money to play ducks and drakes? 2) If you provide a search engine service with no ideas about the [free] flow of information, is that going to work? How is it she doesn’t even have her own Weibo account? 3) How is it that the post of president of a search engine company is appointed by the Chinese Communist Party? 4) If back in the day the Democratic Party in the U.S. had appointed Michael Phelps as the CEO of Google, would the search engine ever have ousted Yahoo! as top dog?
The original Chinese-language post follows:
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