The following post by user “Zhu Wei” (朱伟) about the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings to be held in Beijing was deleted sometime before 8:46AM today, November 6, 2014. [See more deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre]
The post voices frustration with the lengths to which Chinese authorities are prepared to go to ensure decent air quality during the APEC meetings:
A single APEC meeting, and not just Beijing but now six other cities and provinces must stop work and suspend classes, all the ensure a spurious air quality for a few days. This is the sky-high cost. It really puzzles me. If getting this kind of air quality means the ordinary people pay the price, then I don’t want it!
The original Chinese-language post follows: