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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Netizen Voices: Hounded Out of House and Home

Forced eviction plagues Chinese homeowners, as local governments make land grabs to get rich quick. The popular takeover of Wukan, Guangdong last winter, and rioting in Zuotan this week, have their root in forced eviction and demolition. Land grabs threaten social upheaval, writes journalist Xiong Peiyun. Weibo user Baipenyao2012, identifying himself as a Communist Party member,

June 27, 2012 7:45 AM

Riots in Guangdong Escalate, Overwhelm Shaxi

First posted on CDT Chinese. via

Protester overturning a car in Shaxi, Guangdong.
Chaos is mounting in the ongoing labor riot that began on Monday in the town of Shaxi in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. On Tuesday, thousands of migrant workers swarmed into Shaxi from Guangzhou, Foshan, Jiangmen and other neighboring cities, overwhelming the local police force.

June 26, 2012 8:56 PM

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