Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach lives in Berkeley, California. She previously served as senior research associate for Asia at the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based press freedom organization. She received her master's degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Her writing about China has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post, The Nation magazine, and other publications.
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Tibetan Student Dies in Self-Immolation

A Tibetan student has burned himself to death in the first apparent self-immolation in several months. James Griffiths at South China Morning Post reports: According to Radio Free Asia and pro-Tibetan organisations, student Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire on September 17 outside a police station in Hezuo county in Gansu’s Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He died on the

September 21, 2014 9:24 PM

At Least Two Killed in Xinjiang Explosions

At least two people have been killed and several injured in a series of explosions in Xinjiang, according to official news sources. Patrick Boehler at South China Morning Post reports: Explosions hit at least three locations in Xinjiang’s Luntai County at around 5pm on Sunday, the Tianshan news portal, run by the regional government, said in a short report on Monday morning. The

September 21, 2014 9:14 PM

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