Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the China Digital Times translations editor. She has contributed to Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. She earned her masters in Chinese literature and folklore from The Ohio State University and in ethnomusicology from the University of Cambridge. C.V.
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Sensitive Words: The Poetry Edition

As of September 5, the following search terms were blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). No Poetic License: A satirical poem about corrupt officials has circulated online since at least June 2012. A Baidu search for the first line of the poem returns 63,900 results. Each individual line of the first two stanzas is now blocked from Weibo search results.

September 5, 2014 11:31 AM

Word of the Week: Movie Star

影帝 (yǐngdì): movie star

Nickname for former prime minister Wen Jiabao, a nod to his many “performances” in photo opportunities with ordinary people, especially at disaster zones. His charisma and expressions of concern for the downtrodden made Wen extremely popular. However, critics perceived his words and actions as disingenuous, designed to conceal the repressive

September 3, 2014 12:00 AM

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