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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On Being Black in China

Long-time China resident Marketus Presswood reflects on his experiences of being black in China and on the history of relations between Chinese and prominent black intellectuals and cultural figures. From The Atlantic: While China is officially home to 55 ethnic minority groups, the Middle Kingdom is far more ethnically homogeneous than the United States. Han Chinese make up

July 18, 2013 9:33 AM

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Mr. Cage

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab responds to the recent detention of activist and lawyer Xu Zhiyong and others who have called on authorities to disclose their finances. In the cartoon, President Xi Jinping is depicted as a cage, which he is trying to cover up with the suit of reform. His shoes reveal him to be a joker, while he declares

July 17, 2013 6:50 PM

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