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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Hong Kong Protesters Denied Entry to Mainland

Student leaders of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong were denied permission to travel to Beijing to press their demands with the central leadership. AP reports: Alex Chow, Nathan Law and Eason Chung — members of a student group that played a main role in organizing massive street protests that started nearly two months ago — arrived at the Hong Kong airport greeted by dozens of well-wishers

November 16, 2014 10:27 PM

China’s Brave Underground Journal

For the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson attends a meeting of the editors of Remembrance, an underground journal about Chinese history run out of a suburb of Beijing and distributed via PDF file, which gets quickly forwarded to a large and faithful audience around the world: Remembrance is part of the rise of unofficial memory in China, a trend that resembles the appearance in

November 16, 2014 10:02 PM

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