The following post by “Kid Shoes_1009” (小童鞋_1009), was deleted sometime before 1:02 AM today, August 11, 2014. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The post discusses Chinese President Xi Jinping’s apparent presence on Facebook, and suggests China allows its citizens the same access beyond the Great Firewall that it appears to offer its leaders:

I saw on Facebook that President Xi is now on Facebook. What gives? Is he now ‘climbing the wall’ too? So if you can access Facebook, why is it that the rest of the people inside China can’t? If you’re on Facebook a lot of ‘kids shoes’ (trans: ‘fellow students’) will also want to get on. So why don’t you list restrictions? You must know the logic that the more you prohibit something the more irresistible it will be, right? I hope the venerable Mr. Xi opens up [the internet] quickly!

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The original Chinese-language post follows:


David Bandurski

CMP Director

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