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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Words of the Week: Volunteer Fifty Center

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

自干五 (zìgānwǔ): volunteer fifty center


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Chinese Wikipedia Blocked by Great Firewall

Chinese Wikipedia has been blocked by the Great Firewall since yesterday. Normally, only certain “sensitive” pages are blocked, while most of the site is accessible. Shenzhen-based “williamlong” (@williamlong) reports at The domain name for Chinese Wikipedia,, has been keyword blocked and DNS poisoned since May

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