The following post by (蓝胖纸神行促织) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:41 a.m. today, March 15, 2013. “I hope that soon he will receive his Honorary Oscar,” the post remarks on another post, non-sensitive and undeleted, showing Premier Wen Jiabao bowing out of office at the National People’s Congress, yielding the post to his successor, Li Keqiang. This is a reference to China’s Best Actor: Wen Jiabao, a book by dissident author Yu Jie published in Hong Kong in 2010 and alleging that while Wen Jiabao has cultivated an image as a leader who genuinely cares for the people, he was really a do-nothing figurehead. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]

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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