Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Anne studied folklore and literature of ethnic minorities in China, focusing on Inner Mongolia, at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.
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Minitrue: Do Not Report on Chen Yongzhou’s Arrest

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Regarding the trans-provincial criminal detention of a New Express journalist in Changsha, the media are not to continue reporting on the issue for the time being, and must strengthen management of official and

October 24, 2013 8:01 AM

A Song for Xia Junfeng’s Father

One month ago today, street peddler Xia Junfeng was executed for the murder of two chengguan in 2009. The chengguan accosted Xia, an unlicensed snack vendor, and took him in for questioning. Xia stabbed the two officers during his interrogation. His lawyer argued that he acted in defense. While Xia’s case elicited sympathy online, it was not enough to change his sentence. “Xia

October 24, 2013 12:00 AM

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