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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River Crabbed: Guo Boxiong

Former Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman Guo Boxiong is rumored to be under investigation for corruption. The rumor remains only that, but the censors have still stanched discussion. A leaked directive orders websites to root out the rumor, while Guo’s name is a banned search term on Weibo. Posts with nothing but Guo’s biographical information are being deleted.

July 16, 2014 6:10 PM

Sensitive: Master of the Starry Skies and More

As of July 16, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

“Go, people of Haimen!”
Protest Against Power Plant: Residents of Haimen, a township in Shantou, Guangdong, protested into the small hours of July 10 [Chinese] as they tried to prevent China Huaneng Group from building a second coal-burning power

July 16, 2014 8:42 AM

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