Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Postcolonialist, and Foreign Policy. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Anne studied Inner Mongolian folk music at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University. Her master's thesis on folk music and Mongolian identity is available here.
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Sensitive Words: Beijing Mayor Resigns

As of July 25, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Guo Jinlong (right) resigned from his post as mayor of Beijing.
Beijing Mayor Resigns: Guo Jinlong, mayor of Beijing since November 2007, resigned from his post today. Wang Anshun is now acting mayor. One of Guo’s vice mayors, Ji Lin, also resigned.
  • Guo Jinlong (郭金龙)
  • July 25, 2012 8:45 AM

    Cyber Candles for Two Tragedies

    “Today, I light two candles: one for today, one for last year.”
    Yesterday marked two tragedies in China: the third day of floods in the nation’s capital and the one-year anniversary of the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou. Both appeared at first to be natural disasters, but are really man-made. In Wenzhou, railway officials first blamed a lightning strike for stopping one

    July 24, 2012 12:10 PM

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