Author: Anne Henochowicz

Anne Henochowicz writes about human rights and freedom of speech in China. She is a commissioning editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel and the former translations editor at China Digital Times. Her work has appeared in ChinaFile, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Foreign Policy. She is an alumna of the Penn Kemble Democracy Forum Fellowship at the National Endowment for Democracy. Anne studied Inner Mongolian folk music at the University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University.

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Directives from the Ministry of Truth (Update)

The following examples of censorship instructions, issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to those instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.” CDT has collected the selections we translate here from

June 15, 2012 11:16 AM

General Zhang’s Kiss of Death

Zhang Zhaozhong, a major general in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), is known for bringing doom by showering praise. Frequenting talk shows, he predicted successful futures for both Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. Netizens don’t have to work very hard to subvert Zhang. Oftentimes, Zhang does it himself. Weibo user @IdleDairy (休闲日志) recently shared

June 15, 2012 8:42 AM

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