Clinton remarks on democracy in Asia deleted from Weibo

The following post by an Sina Weibo user with the alias “Ben Ren Wu V” (本人无V) sharing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks this week on democracy during her visit to Mongolia, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 9:51am Hong Kong time today, July 11, 2012. “Ben Ren Wu V” has just over 12,000 followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

[Who is Hillary talking about?] Hillary: Recently, democratic reforms and elections in Mongolia, Burma, East Timor and other Asian countries and “they stand in stark contrast to those governments that continue to resist reforms, that work around the clock to restrict people’s access to ideas and information, to imprison them for expressing their views, to usurp the rights of citizens to choose their leaders, to govern without accountability, to corrupt the economic progress of the country and take the riches unto themselves.”

The original Chinese post follows:

【希拉里说谁呢?】希拉里:近期蒙古缅甸东帝汶等亚洲国家的民主改革和选举“与某些国家的政府形成了鲜明对比,后者整日忙于限制民众接触思想和获取信息,关押表达自己观点的民众,篡夺民众选择领导人的权利,在自己不承担责任的情况下管治国家,用腐败行为败坏国家的经济增长,侵吞经济增长带来的财富

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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