Deleted post on China’s “self-discrimination”

The following post by a Beijing-based accountant with 26,000 Weibo followers, was deleted from Sina Weibo on July 15, 2012. The post relates a conversation over lunch in which Chinese diners come to the conclusion that China in fact is the country that most discriminates against China — which is to say, against Chinese. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

When we were eating lunch, everyone was talking about which country discriminates most against China. From that point on the list filled up with [examples] of [how China itself is] the most discriminatory place in the world for Chinese: preventing Chinese from freely coming and going, limiting Chinese in purchasing homes, preventing Chinese from buying cars, limiting Chinese children in going freely to school, forcing Chinese to pay higher taxes, making Chinese pay higher prices for fuel, and higher prices for internet access, giving Chinese hogwash oil [to eat] and Mengniu milk powder [to drink], intruding on the rights of Chinese to have elections . . . After that, no one had anything else to say.

The original Chinese post follows:

中午吃饭,大家讨论哪个国家最排华?于是开始列举,全世界最排华的地方在哪里:限制华人自由出入、限制华人买房、限制华人买车、限制华人子女自由上学、强迫华人缴纳更高的税、限制华人购买更高价的油价、缴纳更贵的网费、给华人吃地沟油蒙牛奶粉,剥夺华人选举权……最后,所有人都不说话了(转发)

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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