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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Family Planning and Labor Camp Reforms Approved

The National People’s Congress Standing Committee has formally approved changes to the one-child policy, which were announced after the Communist Party’s Third Plenum in November. CNN reports: The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the resolutions Saturday, according to the Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency. The resolution

December 28, 2013 10:36 PM

Former Xinjiang Party Official Under Investigation

In his ongoing battle against corruption, President Xi Jinping appears to have netted another “tiger”: former deputy Communist Party chief of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Yang Gang. From BBC: Yang Gang, who is currently deputy director of an official economic committee, is being probed for “serious disciplinary and legal violations”. The term

December 27, 2013 9:45 PM

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