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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Net Closes on Ling Jihua

Authorities are stepping up the corruption investigation into the family of Ling Jihua, a former close aide to Hu Jintao. Ling was thrown into the spotlight during the time of the leadership transition in 2012 when it was revealed that his son has been killed after crashing his Ferrari and that top Party officials had helped cover up the accident. At the time, the allegations appeared

October 24, 2014 1:53 PM

AIDS Activist Prevented from Attending U.N. Conference

An AIDS researcher, Wang Qiuyan, was prevented from attending a women’s rights conference put on by the United Nations, when authorities forcibly registered her at a hospital. Jess Macy Yu reports for the New York Times: Wang Qiuyun, 46, a member of the Women’s Network Against H.I.V./AIDS China, was to have consulted Thursday with experts reviewing China’s case before

October 23, 2014 10:47 PM

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