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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Under the Knife

For the New Yorker, Christopher Beam looks at the problems facing China’s health care system, and rising levels of violence by patients frustrated by the lack of care they receive. He recounts the story of 17-year-old Li Mengnan who stabbed doctor Wang Hao to death after being told a hospital in Harbin could not treat his spinal condition: The killing in Harbin was national news.

August 20, 2014 12:09 PM

Badiucao (巴丢草):Great Firewall Selfie

For his latest contribution, Badiucao riffs on images of officials and athletes at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing taking selfies to broadcast on social media networks, many of which are blocked in China by the Great Firewall. In his remarks during the Opening Ceremony, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach called on all in attendance to, “get your smart phones

August 19, 2014 11:48 AM

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