If every petal is plucked, can Spring be stopped?

The following post criticizing censorship was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 5:32pm Hong Kong time today, June 4, 2012. The post was made by Zha Liangjun (查良钧), who currently has just over 13,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Zha Liangjun’s post, in which “all of you” refers to Chinese leaders, reads as follows:

Do all of you really believe that by plucking off every flower petal you can keep Spring from coming?

Zha’s original Chinese post follows:

你们以为掐掉所有绽放的花朵,春天就不会来么?

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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