Are you criticizing me?

The following post by Lang Yaoyuan (郎遥远), the Hangzhou-based director of World Merchants Magazine, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 11:30am Hong Kong time today, March 6, 2012. Lang Yaoyuan currently has just under 70,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Lang Yaoyuan’s simple post contains only an image of former President Jiang Zemin (江泽民) leaning over several Chinese youngsters using computers. The post, a creative caption for the photo, reads:

I’ve come over to see whether you are criticizing me online.

The original Chinese-language post from Lang Yaoyuan follows:

我来看看你们上网骂我没?(设计对白)

NOTE: All posts to The Anti-Social List are listed as “permission denied” in the Sina Weibo API, which means they were deleted by Weibo managers, not by users themselves.

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