River Crab Archive: Tibet Mine Landslide and More

When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” The is a collection of blog post titles, , and other materials deleted from their original sources on Chinese websites, either found by CDT or brought to our attention by outside projects. The editors have selected river-crabbed information of note from CDT Chinese’s ongoing compendium of the same name (河蟹档案).

The following deleted Weibo posts were selected by CDT from FreeWeibo.

@大鹏看天下: Tibet, China’s last Pure Land, is perhaps no longer worthy of the name. Before dawn on March 29, a landslide three kilometers long brought over two million cubic meters of debris on the Jiama mine, operated by China Gold Group’s Huatailong Co. on Mount Pulanggouzeri in Xigangsibu Village, Maizhokungar County. The first numbers out say 83 workers were buried. If this hadn’t happened, lots of people would have no idea Tibet is suffering this kind of destructive, unbridled development!



March 30, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. (via FreeWeibo)

No survivors have been found yet at the site, 45 miles east of Lhasa. Channel NewsAsia reports that the search is ongoing.

@牛刀: Xi Jinping‘s Chinese Dream has nothing to do with our Chinese Dream.


March 29, 2013 at 2:51 a.m. (via FreeWeibo)

@田晃悠: Before, the bandits were deep in the mountains. Now, the bandits are in the system.



March 29, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. (via FreeWeibo)

@基核肿部: Looking for Trouble: Why our Party wants to f**k Apple.



March 29, 2013 at 11:11 a.m. (via FreeWeibo)

Among the theories about why the state media has gone after Apple recently, this Weibo user posits a secret code in the Beijing store’s phone number: it contains the date June 4, 1989.

Via CDT Chinese.

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