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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Word of the Week: Straight Man Cancer

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens or 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.

zhí nán ái 直男癌

Straight man cancer. (Source:

May 26, 2016 1:55 PM

Minitrue: Delete Op-Ed on Tsai Ing-wen

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. To All Media: Please delete the Xinhua Online article “Scrutinizing Tsai Ing-wen.” Its wording is inappropriate, and its appearance on media sites is having a bad influence on public

May 25, 2016 4:00 PM

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