The following post by Jilu Mei Xin Qing (記錄每欣晴), a journalist with just under 67,000 followers on Sina Weibo, was deleted from Weibo sometime before 10:06am today, December 10, 2013. The post mentions US Vice President Joe Biden’s recent visit to China, during which he pressed China on its handling of visas for US journalists in the country. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The deleted post reads:

Xi Jinping ignores US Vice President Joe Biden. Britain’s Daily Telegraph and other foreign media report that the visas for 24 journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg in China will expire at the end of this month. They say this is because the reports done last year by the two media about the wealth of the families of Wen Jiabao and Xi Jinping. Last Thursday (December 5) US Vice President Joe Biden raised this issue during a high-level meeting [in China], but Biden said the Xi Jinping was totally indifferent.

The Chinese-language original follows:


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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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