#MeToo Has Hit China’s Universities, Despite Efforts of Internet Censors

What happens when the #metoo movement spread to China and meets the national censors?

Chinese students displayed anti-sexual harrassment banners at January 20 Women's March in Washington
Chinese students displayed anti-sexual harrassment banners at January 20 Women's March in Washington. Image: Voice of America

I chose to analyze this the article relevant to feminist movement from Global Voice website, written by Oiwan Lam. This news story reveal how could online movement of anti- sexual harassment regulate in China. oiwan lam also refer to case of Harvey Weinsten assault to Hollywood female star. I like to apply the 5WH theory and ‘basic’ principles from Broadway to critical this web story.

Image – thumbnail image be add in front of this new story display the Chinese girl with anti-sexual harassment banner in Washington. I would suggest changing this picture to image of ‘we too’ logo could be better to set as front picture.


Interactivity – This is absolute weakness for this article, the only way to get touch with writer is by email. After this news, when I want to read some further articles, I cannot find the relevant report like how’s ‘me too’ movement going in other country from breaking news.

Hyperlink – There are seven embedded links throughout the entire article, Nevertheless, one of the worldwide survey been blocked, and cannot access to content of questionnaire, which designed by Wei Tingting for collect the experience of sexual assault in university.

Scan ability – set more subtitles could make article looks clearly. I cannot find any subtitle throughout the whole article. Reader could feel the story is too long to understand well. I would suggest the writer to add subtitle to divided the whole news story into four parts- ‘emerging of sexual harassment in Chinese university’ ‘online movement has been regulate by government’ ‘Luo qianqian decide to stand out and break the silence’  ‘Weibo and social media response during the entire movement’




Bradshaw, P. (2018). Writing for the Web. In The online journalism handbook: skills to survive and thrive in the digital age (pp. 72–98). Routledge.

Global Voices. (2018). #MeToo Has Hit China’s Universities, Despite Efforts of Internet Censors · Global Voices. [online] Available at: https://globalvoices.org/2018/01/25/metoo-has-hit-chinas-universities-despite-efforts-of-internet-censors/#comment-2091658 [Accessed 27 Mar. 2018].

Anon, (2018). [online] Available at: https://globalvoices.org/2018/02/11/an-introduction-to-metoo-in-japan/ [Accessed 27 Mar. 2018].

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1 Comment

  1. A well captioned and credit feature image Yuxin, Good point too about the censorship of Tingting Wei’s survey – I can’t find another way to access it or the Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center where she works. I also like your ideas for subheadings to break up a very long article.
    A few further thoughts for your full analysis:
    – you don’t need the words “online news analysis” in the headline. You’ve already categorised the story as Assignment 1. I’ve removed them so that your article keywords are more prominent.
    – Rather than just using the link word “article”, try some search engine optimisation with the link e.g. This ABC News article about “Chinese artist Ai WeiWei”
    – the correct keyword tag is #metoo as one word, rather than two words ‘me too’
    – interactivity refers to the capacity for users to control the interface and to talk with the journalist and each other. You have missed the fact that Oiwan’s biography provides her website and Twitter account, as well as her email. The story also invites comment and you have joined then conversation.
    – there are many punctuation, grammatical and spelling mistakes in your post – so many that I have difficulty understanding some of it. I have added capitals to the proper nouns Global Voices and Oiwan Lam in the first sentence to give you an example. You’ve also misspelled Weinstein and Bradshaw and me too. In the next two assignments you will lose marks for these errors, so it is worth taking the time to proof-read your submissions.
    – don’t forget to use keyword tags as part of your post (see the tags field to the right of the new post field on the blog)

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