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: Poison Rice

毒大米 (dú dàmǐ): poison rice Rice that has been treated with toxic chemicals to increase its marketability. Old rice (陈米 chén mǐ) that has been stored for over a year is polished, treated with chemicals, and coated with paraffin, giving the grains a translucent appearance. The treated rice can cause negative health effects. “Poison rice” became an online watchword

July 23, 2014 8:40 AM

Sensitive Words: Alibaba’s Political Ties

As of July 22, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Alibaba and the Political Elite: The New York Times reports that investment firms with ties to the families of China’s leadership are shareholders in the e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is set to IPO in September. Among those firms are Boyu Capital,

July 22, 2014 11:51 AM

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