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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25 Years Ago: Li Peng “Come Out! Come Out!”

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the nationwide, student-led democracy movement in China, and the subsequent military crackdown in Beijing. To mark the occasion, CDT is posting a series of original news articles from that year, beginning with the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15 and continuing through the tumultuous spring. The full series can be read here. From the May 1, 1989

May 1, 2014 12:01 AM

Badiucao (巴丢草): Anti-terrorism Speech

For his latest cartoon contribution to CDT, Badiucao comments on President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Xinjiang, during which he vowed to take aggressive action against anyone the government deems terrorists. As his trip concluded, a bomb went off in the train station in Urumqi, the regional capital, killing at least three. In this drawing, Xi is delivering a speech, atop

April 30, 2014 11:08 PM

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