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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Ministry of Truth: No Independent Reporting of Trump’s Inauguration

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. All regions, all websites: Starting as of the issuance of this directive, no websites are to independently report on “American President Trump’s Inauguration.” Use only

January 20, 2017 9:14 PM

Liaoning Governor Confirms Reports of Falsified Data

The governor of Liaoning Province acknowledged this week that his government had inflated economic growth statistics between 2011-2014, a rare admission in a country where official statistics are often doubted. Zheping Huang at Quartz reports: But China’s northeastern Liaoning province, which relies on steel production as its growth engine, had inflated its GDP figures

January 19, 2017 10:36 PM

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