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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Minitrue: Do Not Oppose CCTV Dongguan Report

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: To all media: concerning Dongguan, do not oppose CCTV’s report, and do not deviate from the spirit of the central government; clearly support CCTV and the government in their crackdown on prostitution. (February

February 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Drawing the News: Sweeping Yellow Under the Rug

Soon after CCTV aired an exposé on prostitution in China’s “sex capital,” authorities in the southern city of Dongguan arrested 67 prostitutes and shut down 12 entertainment venues doubling as brothels. CCTV elicited less shock than criticism. The undercover journalists did not examine the circumstances that make sex work an attractive career choice, nor the potentially

February 17, 2014 2:54 PM

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