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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Investigating China’s Purchase of American Pork

The Center for Investigative Reporting has produced a two-part series looking into Shuanghui International’s 2013 buyout of Smithfield Farms, the U.S.’s largest pork producer, and China’s search for agricultural resources overseas: The deal came two years after China’s communist government issued an edict directing its food industry to scour the

September 23, 2014 12:29 PM

Tibetan Student Dies in Self-Immolation

A Tibetan student has burned himself to death in the first apparent self-immolation in several months. James Griffiths at South China Morning Post reports: According to Radio Free Asia and pro-Tibetan organisations, student Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire on September 17 outside a police station in Hezuo county in Gansu’s Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. He died on the

September 21, 2014 9:24 PM

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