Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is a writer and translator. She was the Translations Editor at China Digital Times from 2011-2016. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Cairo 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.
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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
  • June 14, 2012 1:08 PM

    Zhou Yongkang: Party and People Thank You

    Despite calls for his ouster, it seems Zhou Yongkang won’t be leaving the Politburo Standing Committee anytime soon. He is believed to be a lone supporter of ousted Chongqing Party Secretary Bo Xilai. Rumors that Bo and Zhou were plotting a coup spread on Weibo in March; as apparent punishment, the central government forced Sina and Tencent Weibo to suspend the comment function

    June 13, 2012 2:23 PM

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