Blind activist and Chinese exile Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), whose unhappy departure from New York University after a year-long fellowship there has recently kicked up a stink, arrived in Taiwan yesterday for a speaking tour. The news of Chen’s trip to Taiwan was heavily censored on Chinese social media.

The following post made to Sina Weibo after 6:33pm yesterday, June 23, shares an online Chinese-language report from France’s RFI about Chen Guangcheng’s visit to Taiwan. The post emphasizes the headline which reads: “Chen Guangcheng arrives in Taiwan today to experience a democratic environment first-hand.”
The Sina Weibo post was deleted sometime before 9:14pm yesterday, surviving for about three hours. [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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