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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Writer Tie Liu Given Suspended Sentence

Writer and publisher Tie Liu has been convicted of operating an illegal business after publishing the accounts of people persecuted as “rightists” under Mao Zedong. The 81-year-old Tie, whose real name is Huang Zerong, was given a suspended sentence of two and a half years. His assistant and housekeeper, Huang Jing, was also convicted. Tie had been detained in his Beijing

February 26, 2015 9:39 PM

Chen Guangcheng Says U.S. Officials “Gave In” to China

Following legal activist Chen Guangcheng’s escape from house arrest and subsequent stay in the U.S. embassy in Beijing in 2012, Chinese and U.S. government officials engaged in intensive negotiations to determine his fate. In her recent book, “Hard Choices,” Hillary Clinton dedicated a chapter to her role in negotiating Chen’s departure for the U.S.,

February 25, 2015 10:52 PM

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