Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the CDT translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. 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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Word of the Week: Thirty-Fifth of May

五月三十五日 (Wǔ yuè sānshíwǔ rì): Thirty-Fifth of May The June 3-4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests around Tiananmen Square is often called “June 4th,” or simply “Six-Four” (六四 liùsì), and often written “64.” Since these terms are all sensitive words that alert web censors, netizens came up with a new way to mark the date, writing

June 4, 2014 2:08 PM

Minitrue: This Time of Highest Sensitivity

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites are asked to strengthen on-duty work during this time of highest sensitivity. Closely observe reporting discipline. Ensure that a responsible editor is always present.

June 4, 2014 12:25 PM

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