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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Official Drops Cryptic Hint About Zhou Yongkang

In an apparently unscripted response to a question from a South China Morning Post reporter, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) spokesman Lü Xinhua gave the first official indication yet that former security chief Zhou Yongkang may face charges. From Keith Zhai at the South China Morning Post: The hint, the strongest so far that the leadership

March 3, 2014 10:22 PM

Televised Confessions in China Raise Worries

At the Los Angeles Times, Julie Makinen reports on how the recent trend of televised confessions, from those accused but not yet convicted of a variety of crimes, impacts public opinion and the outcome of cases. In the last year, high-profile journalists and business people have given public confessions on the air, including blogger and investor Charles Xue and GlaxoSmithKline

March 3, 2014 1:19 PM

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