When something disappears from the Internet in China, netizens joke that it has been “river-crabbed,” a play on the euphemism “harmonized.” The River Crab Archive is a collection of blog post titles, weibo, 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).
Some 4,000 aftershocks have struck Sichuan Province since the 6.6Mw earthquake last Saturday, including two registered at 4.8 and 4.2 Mw this morning in Yibin City. While the Chinese government reports difficulty reaching victims, netizens in the disaster zone have posted photos of desperate protesters clashing with the police. There are also reports that the Red Cross and government relief groups are only helping in more populated areas, leaving behind the less “photogenic” villages in need.
The following weibo, all of which have been deleted, were selected by CDT Chinese editors from FreeWeibo.
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Via CDT Chinese.