Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the CDT translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, and the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. She earned her masters in Chinese literature and folklore from The Ohio State University and in ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge.
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Sensitive Words: Explosion, Witch Hunts, Lin Zhao

As of May 1, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

Lin Zhao’s grave was blocked. (Jiang Chun 江湻/Weibo)
Explosions, Demolitions
  • Xi+explosion (习+爆炸): Towards the end of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Xinjiang, an explosion at an main Urumqi train station left three dead and dozens injured.
  • May 1, 2014 9:29 PM

    Minitrue: Attack on Xinjiang Train Station

    The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Strictly adhere to Xinhua wire copy in coverage of the terrorist attack on the Urumqi train station. Do not modify headlines. Do not produce other reports or commentary. (May 1,

    May 1, 2014 11:41 AM

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