Posts on actress Zhang Ziyi removed from Weibo

The following post by Shenzhen Old Cui (深圳老崔), a Chinese media consultant with more than 60,000 followers, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 1:18pm Hong Kong time today, May 29, 2012. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

I hear this person has recently become red hot again?

Shenzhen Old Cui’s post responds to rumors now spreading — and rapidly disappearing — on social media that Chinese starlet Zhang Ziyi has been prevented from leaving China due to her alleged relations/connections with fallen political star Bo Xilai. So far this “news”, which has been reported by the US-based Boxun, has not been confirmed. Zhang Ziyi’s name so far remains searchable on Sina Weibo.

The following picture of Zhang was included with Shenzhen Old Cui’s post.

Shenzhen Old Cui’s original Chinese post follows:

听说这位最近突然又红起来了?!

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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