Henan

A Meme Too Far? Weibo Bans Content about Imaginary University

Less than a month after the conclusion of China’s hypercompetitive annual university entrance examination (“gaokao”), a satirical meme about an imaginary university has been banned on Weibo. The meme and its censorship reveal...

Translation: My Hometown Survived the Pandemic

Even before the lifting of China’s long-standing “zero-COVID” policy in early December of last year, there were signs of a surge in Omicron cases nationwide. Since then, China has experienced a tsunami of infections—first in...

Workers Flee Foxconn COVID Outbreak On Foot

An exodus of young workers fleeing a coronavirus outbreak at the Zhengzhou Foxconn factory on foot went viral this past weekend. Zhengzhou, Henan’s capital, has been dealing with a coronavirus outbreak since October 8. More than...

Lockdowns Follow Omicron Infections in Tianjin, Henan

China’s National Health Commission reported 166 new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Over 20 million people across northern China are in at-home lockdown due to outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron variants....

Henan Trains Surveillance On Journalists, Students

A Chinese province has commissioned the construction of a surveillance system aimed at tracking journalists and foreign students, among other groups. Henan, a province in central China, commissioned the system in July of this...

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