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: Explosions, Rumors and More

As of June 9, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): Concerning the Explosion at Beijing’s Taiyanggong power plant on June 6:

  • Taiyanggong + explosion (太阳宫+爆炸)
  • Taiyanggong + thermal power station (太阳宫+热电厂)
  • thermal power station + explosion (热电厂+爆炸)
  • Beijing + loud sound (北京+巨响)
  • June 10, 2012 4:44 PM

    Feng Jicai on Big Government

    Writer, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) standing committee member and Tianjin native Feng Jicai is quoted on Twitter comparing the governments of the U.S. and China: Feng Jicai: The U.S. doesn’t have the Central Committee Organizing Department, so it has no market for political titles; no Ministry of Land and Resources, so no forced demolition;

    June 10, 2012 2:54 PM

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