Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the China Digital Times translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. She earned her masters in Chinese literature and folklore from The Ohio State University and in ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge.
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Words of the Week: Volunteer Fifty Center

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

自干五 (zìgānwǔ): volunteer fifty center


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Chinese Wikipedia Blocked by Great Firewall

Chinese Wikipedia has been blocked by the Great Firewall since yesterday. Normally, only certain “sensitive” pages are blocked, while most of the site is accessible. Shenzhen-based “williamlong” (@williamlong) reports at The domain name for Chinese Wikipedia,, has been keyword blocked and DNS poisoned since May

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