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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Supporters of Feminist Activists Under Pressure

On Thursday, the Beijing offices of Yirenping, a public health and social justice NGO, were raided by police, who took computers and other materials and locked employees out of the building. As Yirenping co-founder Lu Jun told the Washington Post in an article last week, Yirenping has felt increasing pressure as Xi Jinping’s administration has tightened the reins on civil

March 26, 2015 2:26 PM

Pastor Gets One-Year Prison Term in Battle Over Crosses

A Christian pastor who defended churches in Zhejiang against demolition of their crosses in a government crackdown last year has been sentenced to one year in prison. Pastor Huang Yizi was detained in August 2014. Kiki Zhao reports for the New York Times: Last July, Mr. Huang, a pastor of the government-sanctioned Fengwo Church in Pingyang, and several local residents asked the Pingyang

March 25, 2015 1:44 PM

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