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:
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