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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Student Leaders Detained in Mong Kok Clearance

Student leaders Lester Shum and Joshua Wong were among the 116 people detained Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as police cleared protest sites in Mong Kok. Skirmishes between police and protesters broke out when a group of protesters refused to leave the site after the majority acquiesced to police demands. Farah Master and James Pomfret report for Reuters: “You can’t

November 26, 2014 12:36 AM

Ferguson: “No Such Thing as Perfection” in Human Rights

At a Foreign Ministry press conference, a journalist asked spokesperson Hua Chunying about the Chinese government response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, who had shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August. Charles Hutzler writes for the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Times blog: At

November 25, 2014 4:18 PM

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