After several “reincarnations” of the U.S. Consulate Shanghai’s Weibo account, it seems its presence on the microblogging platform is done for good. Sina reports that the account may be down to due technical errors, but searches for “U.S. Consulate Shanghai” (美国驻上海领事馆) are also blocked. The cheeky Weibo of the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, which has coordinated efforts with Shanghai before, found that one of its more innocent posts also disappeared. But savvy netizens discovered that they could read the offending post by clicking save under the message “Sorry, this post has been deleted”:
usainhkmacau: 2nd try! // Sorry, this post has been deleted. If you need help, please contact customer service.
usainhkmacau: 2nd try! // @usainhkmacau: Good morning! We just love this line from the movie We Bought a Zoo, where Benjamin Mee says to his son: “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty second of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” How do you say this in Chinese? @PanShiyi
@usainhkmacau also got a healthy response to a simple “hello” it posted in Shanghainese. Many expressed their support for the defunct @USConsulateShanghai:
usainhkmacau: Nong hao! Have a great weekend!
美國駐港總領事館：儂好！Have a great weekend!
HeyYou: Some words of mourning… 1. How come you’re speaking Shanghainese now? 2. Still miss your lost brother-in-arms? 3. Forcing a smile through sorrow… 4. We’re still listening. Try to see the bright side of this tragedy. The distance between two bosom friends has collapsed. Congratulations on your reunion. 5. From this bloody place, a resurrection.
DreamofHiddenCity: Reply to @OnlyLoveStewardesses: I don’t talk to American dogs.
UnderclassRevolt: The American imperialists’ goals are not pure.
HappyFast: What does the U.S. think of the Chinese naval vessels that ran aground?
LoveExplosion: Does the U.S. hire Chinese to manage their Weibo accounts? How coy! Gets everyone to hate you, hee hee.
JustNews_TwitterFacebook: Go to Tencent, you can reassemble there.
Via CDT Chinese.
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