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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China’s Battle Between Coal, Water and Clean Air

The Chinese government announced a new plan to improve air pollution by reducing coal consumption and emissions from factories while increasing the use of renewable energy sources. But some experts expressed concern over plan’s implementation. From Reuters: China published the plan on its official website (, also promising to boost nuclear power and natural

September 12, 2013 2:02 PM

Guilin School Blast Linked to Migrant Worker

The explosion at a school in Guilin has now been linked to a migrant worker who was in a dispute with the school after his child was denied admittance. The blast killed two, including the suspect and another adult, and injured 44, including 22 children. The South China Morning Post reports: “According to the initial findings, the man was in his 30s and had argued with the school’s

September 11, 2013 11:55 AM

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