Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz writes about human rights and freedom of speech in China. She was the Translations Editor at China Digital Times (2011-2016), to which she still contributes. Her work has appeared in ChinaFile, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Foreign Policy. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Anne studied Inner Mongolian folk music at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.
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Netizen Rage Over China’s Unborn (Updated)

The story of a (WARNING: GRAPHIC) forced abortion in Ankang, Shaanxi has gone viral. On June 2, Feng Jianmei, seven months pregnant with her second child, was arrested, brought to the hospital and given an injection to induce labor after she failed to pay a 40,000 yuan (US$6,275) fine. She miscarried on June 4. Local authorities claim they acted within their rights to enforce China’s

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Sensitive Words: The Long and Short of It

As of June 13, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): Related to Current Events:

  • human rights + action (人权+行动): On June 11, the State Council published its National Human Rights Action Plan for 2012 to 2015. The plan includes basic universal healthcare, full enforcement of a labor contract system, increased Internet
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