More deleted speculation about the Party’s PSC

The following post by veteran journalist Ding Buzhi (丁补之) was deleted from Sina Weibo sometime before 8:07 p.m. yesterday, November 11, 2012. The post shared speculation from international media about the new lineup of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, which has not yet been formally announced. [More on deleted posts at the WeiboScope Search, by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre].

The personnel decisions and propaganda work of the Party can somehow admit the tongues of the hostile forces [of the West] . . . The attached image comes from the web. Our Party congress is not yet completed, but perhaps we can have a small discussion of state affairs. I provide this only so we can engage in a bit of commentary.

Here is the image attached to the post, which includes a translation of international media coverage of the leadership succession. At the top of the image the Politburo Standing Committee is listed out as follows: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Zhang Gaoli, Wang Zhishan.

The original Chinese-language post follows:

D的人事和宣传工作岂能容敌对势力插舌。。。附图内容源自网络,我大会未毕,屑小妄议天朝国事,仅供批判讨伐使用。

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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