Post with stunning corruption figures deleted

The following post by Sun Yaoyang (孙钥洋) sharing the personal assets of six Chinese officials found guilty of corruption was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 9:50am Hong Kong time yesterday, June 25, 2012. Sun Yaoyang, a Chinese writer from Harbin, has just over 84,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The post, which makes tongue-in-cheek reference to the issue of reporting the assets of government officials (an issue that crops up repeatedly, but on which there has been no real progress), reads:

[Reporting the assets of Chinese official begins] 1. Maoming Deputy Mayor Yang Guangliang (杨光亮), properties 140, cash 1.2 billion. 2. Chuxiong Prefecture Head Hong Wei (红卫), properties 230, cash 1.7 billion. 3. Hangzhou Deputy Mayor Xu Wangyong (许迈永), properties 250, cash 1.4 billion. 4. Shanxi Pu Country Coal Office Director Hao Pengjun (郝鹏俊), 350 properties, cash three billion. 5. Shandong Deputy Governor Huang Sheng (黄胜), properties 460, cash nine billion US$. 6. Zhejiang Provincial Food and Drug Administration Director Huang Meng (黄萌), properties 840, cash two billion.

The original Chinese post follows:

【中国官员财产公示终于启动】:1.茂名副市长杨光亮房产140套,现金12亿;2.楚雄州长杨红卫房产230套,现金17亿;3.杭州副市长许迈永房产250,现金14亿;4.山西蒲县煤炭局长郝鹏俊房产350套,现金30亿;5.山东副省长黄胜房产460套,现金90亿美元;6.浙江省药监局长黄萌房产840套,现金20亿。

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