The following post by “Lawyer Chi Sufeng” (迟夙凤律师), was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 11:41am yesterday, December 1, 2015. The post saluted the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, underway in Paris through December 11, and added a simple image of the author’s surroundings, a smoggy city sky with blurred buildings. The Air Quality Index (AQI) reached a hazardous 580 in Beijing on Tuesday, according to the US Embassy in Beijing. The post was alive for around 50 minutes before being censored. [Explore more deleted posts by using the Weiboscope, created by the Journalism & Media Studies Centre.]
A translation of the post follows:
A hearty congratulations to the World Climate Conference. This is what’s around me right now.
The original post in Chinese: