The following post from “Han Dai Fu 2013 (汉大赋2013), which criticizes what the user sees as China’s lack of resolve in attacking the United States over recent riots in Ferguson, was deleted from Weibo sometime before 12:52AM today, December 3, 2014. The post was live for just over an hour before being removed by censors. [Explore more deleted posts by using the Weiboscope, created by the Journalism & Media Studies Centre.]
Here is a translation of the post:

The American imperialists have been talking nonsense about Occupy Central in Hong Kong, which gives China the perfect opportunity to attack the American imperialists over the resistance of black people at Ferguson to oppression. But so far [the government] doesn’t have the courage or attitude, but just talks about this new type of great-power relationship. Has this new type of great-power relationship kept the American imperialists from meddling in China’s internal matters? Why don’t we give them a taste of their own medicine? Why don’t we make it hurt rather than going on in this passive sort of way?

The original Chinese-language post follows:


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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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