The following re-post by veteran Chinese journalist and CMP director Qian Gang (钱钢) of an original post by Wu Jiaxiang (吴稼祥), a prominent Chinese academic, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime after 5:57pm Hong Kong time, Febuary 9, 2012. The original Wu Jiaxiang post was also deleted by Sina Weibo. Qian Gang currently has more than 831,000 followers on Weibo, according to Sina’s numbers. Wu Jiaxiang has just under 185,000 followers. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].
Here is a translation of the Wu Jiaxiang post re-posted by Qian Gang:
[The intelligent Wang Lijun] Actually, Wang’s misfortunes arrived back on May 12, 2011. On that day, his former partner, Gu Fengjie (谷凤杰), the head of the Public Security Bureau in Liaoning’s Tieling City, was detained pending an official investigation (两规). We can be quite sure that ever since that time, both Wang and Bo [Xilai] have been performing a song and dance duet. The latter [meaning Bo Xilai] knows only too well that this [investigation possibly implicating Wang] comes with evil intent, and he has wanted to cut off all connection with Wang [Lijun], knowing its best to let this continue in eternal silence. His going to the American consulate perhaps reflects his concern that the hand next to him [Bo Xilai’s] might fall more quickly than the hand of Beijing.
Wu Jiaxiang’s original post follows:
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