Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz is the Translations Editor at China Digital Times. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Postcolonialist, and Foreign Policy. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Before tracking Chinese social media, Anne studied Inner Mongolian folk music at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University. Her master's thesis on folk music and Mongolian identity is available here.
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Drawing the News: Taking Flight, or Taking Ill?

Chinese state media have portrayed the protests in Hong Kong as the work of a small group with “ulterior motives,” backed by foreign governments and threatening the special administrative region with chaos. Combined with intense censorship of online discussion, this coverage has succeeded in moving lots of mainlanders to oppose the protests. Chao Deng at the Wall Street Journal

October 7, 2014 12:35 PM

“Birds Born in a Cage Think Flying Is an Illness”

While the People’s Daily produced several editorials with stern warnings to the Hong Kong protesters, an article from a local news site caught the attention of mainland readers. On October 1, China’s National Day, a “Shenzhen high school student” wrote an open letter to his peers in Hong Kong, urging them to abandon protest and focus on their studies. The letter first appeared

October 6, 2014 2:12 PM

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