Post comparing Beijing floods to SARS deleted

The following post by Wang Wei (王巍), an expert on mergers and acquisitions, was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 12:13pm today, July 26, 2012. Wang Wei currently has just under 1.6 million followers, according to numbers from Sina Weibo. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

Right now Chang’an Avenue makes me recall SARS [in 2003]. The principal crossroads all have police cars with flashing lights. The roads are clear, and restaurants where there are usually lines to get in have no customers at all. Everyone has gone home, and the city is silent. The roads are tangled with the question of how a young lives can drown on the road in the center of the city, and how scores or even more residents can have their lives washed away in the city that was host to the [2008] Olympic Games.

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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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