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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Netizen Voices: “Who Let You Provoke Uncle Ou”?

Ou Shaokun is a 62-year-old anti-corruption activist based in Guangzhou who was detained by police while in the company of a prostitute in Changsha on March 26. Ou runs a Weibo account where he posts photos of government officials using official vehicles for personal purposes; just before he was detained, he had posted photos of a SUV in Guangzhou which he said was used by local police.

April 23, 2015 10:43 PM

Activists Describe Detention, Interrogation Techniques

The five feminist activists who spent five weeks in detention on suspicion of “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places” have shared details of their experiences, despite an order from authorities not to talk to journalists. Li Tingting previously headed the L.G.B.T. program at Beijing Yirenping Center, an NGO that has also been targeted in the recent crackdown

April 22, 2015 2:11 PM

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