Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The China Beat, the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, The Postcolonialist, and Nieman Reports. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Anne studied folklore and literature of ethnic minorities in China, focusing on Inner Mongolia, at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.
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Drawing the News: Another Brick in the Firewall

Beijing has been quieted down in preparation for this week’s APEC summit. Students got an extra holiday, workers were sent home and encouraged to get out of town, and an even-odd license plate scheme keeps traffic flowing and skies blue. Factories have even shut down for the week. Amid all these restrictions, one thing has been let loose, at least in a corner of the city. The APEC media

November 7, 2014 12:57 PM

Scapegoat of the Week: Foreign (Hostile) Forces

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. 境外(敌对)势力 (jìngwài (díduì) shìli): foreign

November 5, 2014 1:07 PM

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