Free movement and urban rights

The following post by Ye Kuangzheng (叶匡政), sharing a post from low-volume Weibo user about the problem of urban benefits for migrants in China’s cities, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 6:15am Hong Kong time today, June 27, 2012. Ye Kuangzheng, a well-known Chinese academic, has just over 141,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The original post, from a user called “A_FloatingOnTheNorthWind_hkc” (@A北风飘飘_hkc), reads:

Chinese people have the right to move freely on their own home soil. Beijing is a city belonging to China, and I’ve been admitted here [for work], so a school desk should be provided for my child. It is right and unalterable for children to live with their parents!

The original Chinese post follows:

中国人有权在自己国土自由迁徙,北京属于中国的一个城市,这儿接纳了我,就应该给我孩子一张课桌,孩子随父母生活天经地义!

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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