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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Crackdown on Speech Culminates in Activist Trials

Several activists will go on trial this week, in the culmination of a sustained crackdown on Internet and street protests which was launched when President Xi Jinping took power last year. The most prominent defendant is lawyer Xu Zhiyong, who initiated the New Citizens Movement to fight for constitutionality and against corruption and social injustice. But hopes that the new leadership

January 21, 2014 12:58 PM

China’s Web Junkies

The New York Times’ Op-Doc series goes inside a treatment facility outside Beijing treating teenagers whose parents worry they are addicted to the Internet. The filmmakers interview patients and doctors, and film therapy and training sessions: The program featured in this video admits teenagers, usually male, whose parents typically take them there against their will.

January 20, 2014 10:42 AM

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